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

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.

**Next Awards**: 2018

**Most recent prize: The 2017 recipients were**

**Monica Busser**, Youngstown State University, “Induced Representations ”**Brian Darrow Jr.**, Southern Connecticut State University, “On Decomposing the Complete Symmetric Digraph into Orientations of K4 – e”**Donald Fincher**, Kent State University, “Approximating Nonlinear Differential Equations using the Adomian Decomposition Method”**Travis Howk**, Hendrix College, “Newton’s Method on Rational Functions in the Complex Plane”**Robert Krueger**, Miami University, “Hamiltonian Cycles in k-partite Graphs”**Christine Langer**, Youngstown State University, “Surprising Nontransitive Games”**Britney Mazzetta**, Ithaca College, “Predicting U.S. Childhood Obesity Through Mathematical Modeling”**Brandon Payne**, Elmira College, “The Iowa Democratic Caucuses: A Mathematical Analysis of the “Vote””**Kiersten Potter**, Marshall University, “Explicit Origami Constructions of Regular Polygons”**Steven Rollins**, Marshall University, “Optimizing Refuse Collection Routes in Huntington, WV”**Slade Sanderson**, Pepperdine University, “Trajectories on Homothety Surfaces”**Parth Sarin**, Texas A&M University, “From Phylogenetics to Statistical Physics: Tensor Wiring Diagrams and the Impact of Tensors on the Sciences”**Sarah Seckler**, Hope College, “What Bird Was That? Feature Extraction of Recorded Bird Songs for Neural Networks”**Callie Sleep**, South Dakota State University, “Extending the Bocher-Grace Theorem to Quadrilaterals and other Polygons”**Erika Sweet**, Santa Clara University, “4C Coding in STEM – Identifying Obstacles to Clear Scientific Writing”**Vincent Villalobos**, University of Texas at Tyler, “Morita Equivalence for Groupoids of Directed Graphs”