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
ceremony.
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.


Robert L. Devaney
for "Chaos Rules!", Math Horizons, November 2004, pp. 1114. 
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. 198207.



Stephen M. Walk for "Mind Your s and s"
College Mathematics Journal, v. 35, November 2004, pp. 362369.

Robert B. Eggleton and William P. Galvin (posthumously)
for "Upper Bounds on the Sum of Principal Divisors of an Integer",
Mathematics Magazine, v. 77, June 2004, pp. 190200.
Professor Eggleton was unable to attend.
There were five Ford Awards this year:
Mamikon Mnatsakanian 

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. 118136.
 "A Fresh Look at the Method of Archimedes", The American
Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.6, June/July 2004, pp. 496508.
 "Figures Circumscribing Circles", The American
Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.10, December 2004, pp. 853863.

Henry Cohn 

Henry Cohn
for "Projective Geometry over _{1} and the Gaussian
Binomial Coefficients" The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.6, June/July 2004,
pp. 487495.

Alan Edelman 

Alan Edelman and Gilbert Strang
for "Pascal Matrices" The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.3, March 2004,
pp. 361385.

Steven Finch and John Wetzel
for "Lost in a Forest"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.8, October 2004,
pp. 645654.
Professors Finch and Wetzel were unable to attend.
Judith Grabiner
for "Newton, Maclaurin, and the Authority of Mathematics"
The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 111, no.10, December 2004,
pp. 841852.
Professor Grabiner was unable to attend.


Maureen Carroll and Stephen Dougherty
for "TicTacToe on a Finite Plane" Mathematics Magazine, v. 77, no.4, October 2004, pp. 260274.

The Chauvenet Prize is given for an outstanding expository article on a
mathematical topic by a member of the Association.


John Stillwell
for "The Story of the 120Cell" Notices of the AMS, January 2001, pp. 1724.

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
Taylor University 
Sarah Greenwald
Appalachian State University 
Laura Taalman
James Madison University 