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The AMS sponsors annual awards that are made by Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), the national honorary mathematics society.
### About this Award

**Most Recent Award: 2018**

The awards were initiated in 1989 in honor of PME's seventy-fifth anniversary. PME administers the awards and uses them to recognize the best student paper(s) presented at a PME student paper session. (Beginning in 2009, the American Statistical Association joined in supporting these awards.)

**Preston Biro**, Texas A&M University, "A Statistical Approach to the Effect of Suspensions in the NFL"**Keller Blackwell**, University of South Florida - Tampa, "Structural Properties of Twisted Hermitian Codes and Applications to Cryptography"**Kathleen Buch**, Xavier University, "Optimizing Congressional Voting Districts using a Genetic Algorithm"**William Craig**, Virginia Tech, "Quiver Hall-Littlewood Functions and Kostka-Shoji Polynomials"**Brian Darrow Jr.**, Southern Connecticut State University, "On Developing an Early Warning System"**Samuel Delatore**, Youngstown State University, "A Not-So-Fair Guessing Game and the Math Behind It"**Anthony Dickson**, Youngstown State University, "The Prime Number Theorem: A Historical Look at How Mathematicians Proved It"**Caroline Howell**, Troy University, "Mapping Sound Waves in Octave"**Jacob Kirsch**, Saint John?s University, "Image Recognition Using Polynomial Regression and Artificial Neural Networks"**Robert Lehr**, Southwestern University, "Perspective Drawing: How to Find the Immersion Point"**Katherine Mantych**, Elmhurst College, "The Rational-Float Data Type"**Bridget Mueller-Brennan**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "New Songs in the Deep: A Passive Acoustic Analysis of the Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Omura?s Whales (Balaenoptera omurai)"**Daniel Plummer**, Howard University, "Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology and the Future of Commerce"**Henry Potts-Rubin**, College of Wooster, "A Convention for Drawing Knots and Links on the Real Projective Plane"**Victoria Robinson**, University of Mississippi, "On a Generalization of the**See previous winners**

**Next Award:**2020