MAA Prizes and Awards Announced at MathFest 2005
The awarding of prizes for expository writing has long been one of the
high points of MathFest. The Alder Award, for younger teachers, has added a
prize for distinguished teaching to the annual MathFest awards
Carl Cowen presides over the awards session at the Albuquerque
MathFest, August 2005
The full prize booklet, which includes citations and responses by the
winners, can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Trevor Evans Award for articles published in Math
||Robert L. Devaney
for "Chaos Rules!",
Math Horizons, November 2004, pp. 11-14.
George Pólya Award for articles published in the
College Mathematics Journal
There were two Pólya Awards this year:
||Brian Hopkins and Robin J. Wilson
for "The Truth About Königsberg"
College Mathematics Journal, v. 35, May 2004, pp. 198-207.
||Stephen M. Walk
for "Mind Your s and s"
College Mathematics Journal, v. 35, November 2004, pp. 362-369.
Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for articles published in
Robert B. Eggleton and William P. Galvin
for "Upper Bounds on the Sum of Principal Divisors of an Integer",
, v. 77, June 2004, pp. 190-200.
Professor Eggleton was unable to attend.
Lester R. Ford Award for articles published in
The American Mathematical Monthly
There were five Ford Awards this year:
Tom Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian
for a series of three articles:
- "Isoperimetric and Isoparametric Problems", The American
Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.2, February 2004, pp. 118-136.
- "A Fresh Look at the Method of Archimedes", The American
Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.6, June/July 2004, pp. 496-508.
- "Figures Circumscribing Circles", The American
Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.10, December 2004, pp. 853-863.
for "Projective Geometry over 1 and the Gaussian
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.6, June/July 2004,
||Alan Edelman and Gilbert Strang
for "Pascal Matrices"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.3, March 2004,
Steven Finch and John Wetzel
for "Lost in a Forest"The American Mathematical Monthly
, v. 111, no.8, October 2004,
Professors Finch and Wetzel were unable to attend.
for "Newton, Maclaurin, and the Authority of Mathematics"The American Mathematical Monthly
, v. 111, no.10, December 2004,
Professor Grabiner was unable to attend.
Merten M. Hasse Prize for a noteworthy expository paper
appearing in an MAA publication, at least one of whose authors is a younger
Maureen Carroll and Stephen Dougherty
for "Tic-Tac-Toe on a Finite Plane"
Mathematics Magazine, v. 77, no.4, October 2004, pp. 260-274.
Chauvenet Prize for Expository Writing
The Chauvenet Prize is given for an outstanding expository article on a
mathematical topic by a member of the Association.
for "The Story of the 120-Cell"
Notices of the AMS, January 2001, pp. 17-24.
Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a
Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member
The Alder Awards honor beginning college or university faculty whose
teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose work is known to
have had influence beyond their own classrooms. This years winners are:
| Matthew DeLong
| Sarah Greenwald
Appalachian State University
| Laura Taalman
James Madison University