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Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student

The Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is awarded every year jointly by AMS, MAA, and SIAM to an undergraduate student or to undergraduate students who have submitted joint work. Nominations are collected via the AMS website.

Prize Description


Prize Description

The Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize is awarded annually for outstanding research in mathematics by an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work). Students in Canada, Mexico, or the US and its territories are eligible for consideration for the prize. The prize is given jointly by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the recipients are chosen by a joint selection committee.


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must have been an undergraduate student at a college or university in Canada, Mexico, the US or its territories in December of the year before the nomination period. The research may be contained in a key paper or papers to be considered for the prize. A candidate must still be a student at the time of the nomination; they may graduate during the March - June nomination period, but the nomination must be made and the key paper(s) must be submitted while the candidate is still a student. The key paper(s) do not have to have been published at the time of nomination.

For the 2019 award, the student must be a current undergraduate student at a college or university in Canada, Mexico, the US or its territories as of December 31, 2017.


Required Materials

  • Nominator's letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Bibliographic citation for the published work that is the basis of the nomination
  • Nominator's suggested award citation (up to 50 words)
  • Unpublished papers (optional) in a single PDF
  • Additional letters of support (optional) in a single PDF

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

Anant Godbole
East Tennessee State University

Members

Nathan Gibson
Oregon State University
V. Kumar Murty
University of Toronto
Ken Ono
Emory University
Catherine Sulem
University of Toronto
Melanie Wood
University of Wisconsin, Madison

About the Award


About the Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student


The Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize includes a $1,200 monetary award.

Award Date

The prize will next be awarded in January 2019 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.


Award Presentation

The prize is presented at the awards ceremony at the Joint Mathematics Meeting. The announcement of the award will appear in Notices of the AMS, the AMS website, SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriated electronic media.


Award Fund

The prize is endowed by Mrs. Frank (Brennie) Morgan and carries the name of her late husband.

Prize History



Prize History

2018 Ashvin Swaminathan
2017 David H. Yang
2016 Amol Aggarwal
2015 Levent Alpoge
2014 Eric Larson
2013 Fan Wei
2012 John Pardon
2011 Maria Monks
2010 Scott Duke Kominers
2009 Aaron Pixton
2008 Nathan Kaplan
2007 Daniel Kane
2006 Jacob Fox
2005 Reid Barton
2004 Melanie Wood
2003 Joshua Greene
2002 Ciprian Manolescu
2001 Jacob Lurie
2000 Sean McLaughlin
1999 Daniel Bliss
1998 Jade Vinson
1997 No Award made
1996 Manjul Bhargava
1995 Kannan Soundararajan

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