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MAA Prizes and Awards Announced at MathFest 2006

MAA Prizes and Awards Announced at MathFest 2006

The awarding of prizes for expository writing has long been one of the high points of MathFest. Recently, two new prizes have been added: the Alder Award, a teaching award for new college professors, and the Selden Prize, for research on undergraduate mathematics education. The awards were announced on August 11, 2006. MAA president Carl Cowen presided over the ceremony. (Award recipients whose photos do not appear below were unable to be present.)

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 Horizons

 

   Ronald Barnes and Linda Becerra
for "The Evolution of Mathematical Certainty",
Math Horizons, September 2005, pp. 13-17.

     
 
 
 
 
 
Stuart Boersma for "A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum"
Math Horizons, February 2005, pp. 19-21, 32.

 

George Pólya Award for articles published in the College Mathematics Journal

 

   Ezra Brown for "Phoebe Floats!"
College Mathematics Journal, v. 36, March 2005, pp. 114-122.

   James Sandefur for "A Geometric Series from Tennis,"
College Mathematics Journal, v. 36, May 2005, pp. 224-226.

 



Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for articles published in Mathematics Magazine

 

   Robb T. Koether and John K. Osoinach, Jr. for "Outwitting the Lying Oracle"
Mathematics Magazine, v. 78, no. 2, 2005, pp. 98-109.

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeff Suzuki for "The Lost Calculus (1637-1670): Tangency and Optimization without Limits,"
Mathematics Magazine, v. 78, no. 5, 2005 pp. 339-353.


Lester R. Ford Award for articles published in The American Mathematical Monthly

 


Joel M. Cohen
   Ibtesam Bajunaid, Joel M. Cohen, Flavia Colonna, and David Singman
for "Function Series, Catalan Numbers, and Random Walks on Trees"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 112, no.9, November 2005, pp. 765-785.

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viktor Blåsjö
for "The Evolution of the Isoperimetric Problem"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 112, no.6, June-July 2005, pp. 526-566.

   Edward B. Burger
for "A Tail of Two Palindromes"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 112, no.4, April 2005, pp. 311-321.


Kenneth B. Stolarsky
   Karl Dilcher and Kenneth B. Stolarsky
for "A Pascal-Type Triangle Characterizing Twin Primes"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 112, no.8, October 2005, pp. 673-681.

   William Dunham
for "Touring the Calculus Gallery"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 112, no.1, January 2005, pp. 1-19.


The Annie and John Selden Prize for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

The Selden Prize honors a researcher who has established a significant record of published research in undergraduate mathematics.

 

   Chris Rasmussen
San Diego State University

 



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:

 

  • Gerikai (Kai) Campbell of Swarthmore College
  • Christopher N. Swanson of Ashland University
  • Lesley Ward of Harvey Mudd College.

Ward was unable to be at the meeting

 

Garikai (Kai) Campbell
Swarthmore College
Christopher N. Swanson
Ashland University

 

 
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