Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM)
The Morgan Prize is awarded each year to an undergraduate student (or students for joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics. Any student who was enrolled as an undergraduate in December at a college or university in the United States or its possessions, Canada, or Mexico is eligible for the prize.
The prize recipient's research need not be confined to a single paper; it may be contained in several papers. However, the paper (or papers) to be considered for the prize must be completed while the student is an undergraduate. Publication of research is not required.
About this Prize
The prize was established in 1995. It is entirely endowed by a gift from Mrs. Frank (Brennie) Morgan. It is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
The current prize amount is $1,200, awarded annually.Most Recent Prize: 2023
The recipient of the 2023 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Letong (Carina) Hong of MIT who has solved conjectures and proven important results in combinatorics, number theory, and probability.
Receiving Honorable Mention for the 2023 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student is Sophie Kriz of University of Michigan who has written ten solo-authored research papers in representation theory and category theory, and has also co-authored a textbook, Introduction to Algebraic Geometry. Also receiving Honorable Mention for the 2023 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Egor Lappo of Stanford for his outstanding research in mathematical evolutionary biology, combinatorics, and knot theory.
Prize announcement as seen in the news release.See previous winners
Next Prize: January 2024
Nomination Period: 1 February - 31 May
To nominate a student, submit a letter of nomination, a brief description of the work that is the basis of the nomination, and complete bibliographic citations (or copies of unpublished work). All submissions for the prize must include at least one letter of support from a person, usually a faculty member, familiar with the student's research.