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: 2024
The recipient of the 2024 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Faye Jackson of the University of Michigan who has discovered and theoretically explained several new and unexpected phenomena in analytic number theory.
Receiving Honorable Mention for the 2024 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student is Rupert Li of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose work focused on problems in combinatorics and has resulted in ten coauthored mathematical research papers. Also receiving Honorable Mention for the 2024 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Daniel Zhu of Princeton University who has made noteworthy contributions to multiple areas within combinatorics, including algebraic combinatorics, graph theory, and enumerative combinatorics.
Prize announcement as seen in the news release.See previous winners
Next Prize: January 2025
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a brief description of the work that is the basis of the nomination, and complete bibliographic citations (or copies of unpublished work).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.