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HOM SIGMAA 2013 Student Paper Contest Winner

Janet Beery (University of Redlands) and Kathleen Clark (Florida State University)

Convergence is pleased to present the winning paper from the 2013 Student Paper Contest sponsored by the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (HOM SIGMAA). The winner, Matthew Shives, who graduated in May of 2012 from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, wrote the paper,

"Paradigms and Mathematics: A Creative Perspective,"

as his final project for a seminar in mathematics history he took during the 2012 spring semester with Hood College mathematics professor Betty Mayfield.

As the winner of the HOM SIGMAA Student Paper Contest, Shives received books from Johns Hopkins University Press and the MAA, along with one-year memberships to both the MAA and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM).

The winning paper was selected by a team of judges headed by HOM SIGMAA Prize Coordinator Herb Kasube. HOM SIGMAA has sponsored the Student Paper Contest since 2004. The contest was facilitated from 2004 to 2010 by its founder, HOM SIGMAA Program Coordinator Amy Shell-Gellasch. This is Kasube's third year running the contest.

Download "Paradigms and Mathematics: A Creative Perspective," by Matthew Shives, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland (faculty advisor: Betty Mayfield).

Janet Beery (University of Redlands) and Kathleen Clark (Florida State University), "HOM SIGMAA 2013 Student Paper Contest Winner," Convergence (July 2013), DOI:10.4169/loci003988