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Karl Menger Memorial Awards

Photo from the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.
The Karl Menger Award is given to pre-college students in mathematics as well as mathematically-oriented projects in computer science, physics, and engineering at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) .

About this Award

The family of the late Karl Menger was the major contributor to funds established at Duke University and the AMS. An anonymous donor generously augmented the fund in 2008. The majority of the income from these funds is used by the Society for annual awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair.

The awards are: \$2000 for first prize; \$1000 for each second prize; \$500 for each third prize.

Most Recent Award: 2022

The AMS presented the Karl Menger Awards at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF) on May 12. The first-place award of $2,000 was given to Sarth Chavan of Aditya English Medium School in Pune, India, for On Ramanujan?s Identity for Odd Zeta Values and Its Generalization. The Menger Award Committee also presented awards to: Daniel Salkinder, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, New York, Nxnxn Rubik?s Cube and God?s Number (Second Award); Sophie Zhu, Williamsville East High School, East Amherst, New York, Factorizations in Evaluation Monoids of Laurent Semirings (Second Award), Edward Garth, Redeemer Baptist School, North Park, Australia, Validating a Predictive Mathematical Modelling Paradigm for Travelling from Point A to Point B (Third Award); Morgan Holien, Monarch High School, Louisville, Colorado, Attempting to Define Tetration of Non-Integer Heights (Third Award); Donald Liveoak, Allen Park High School, Allen Park, Michigan, Schrodinger Bridges on Discrete Domains (Third Award); Shirley Xu, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, California, A Heuristic Solution to the Closest String Problem Using Wave Function Collapse Techniques (Third Award), Dongin Kim, Sihyeong Yang, and Seokyoung Yoon, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Busan, South Korea, Study on the Solution Set of Knot Colorings (Honorable Mention); Jiahui Li, Emma Willard School, Troy, New York, From the Manhattan Project to Statistics of Zeros in L-Functions (Honorable Mention); and Akilan Sankaran, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Modifying the ABCs of Number Theory (Honorable Mention).

Award announcement as seen in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Award:  May 2023