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.
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.
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 2023 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, 2021.
Congratulations to the 2023 recipient, Letong Carina Hong! Learn more about her accomplishments.
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The Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize includes a $1,200 monetary award.
The prize will next be awarded in January 2023 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.
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.
The prize is endowed by Mrs. Frank (Brennie) Morgan and carries the name of her late husband.
2023 Letong Carina Hong2022 Travis Dillon2021 Ashwin Sah and Mehtaab Sawhney2020 Nina Zubrilina2019 Ravi Jagadeesan2018 Ashvin Swaminathan2017 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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