Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM)

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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: 2022

Travis Dillon, a graduate of Lawrence University, will receive the 2022 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. Dillon earns this year's honor for his significant work in number theory, combinatorics, discrete geometry, and symbolic dynamics, which has been recognized by publications in top journals and competitive awards. Receiving Honorable Mention are Sophie Kriz, a student at the University of Michigan, and Alex Cohen, a graduate of Yale University.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

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Next Prize:  January 2023

Nomination Period:  1 March - 30 June 2022

Nomination Procedure: 

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a brief description of the work that is the basis of the nomination, and complete bibliographic citations (or copies of unpublished work).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.

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