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HOM SIGMAA 2015 Student Paper Contest Winners

Convergence is pleased to present the two winning papers from the 2015 Student Paper Contest sponsored by the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (HOM SIGMAA). The winners are:

There also was a tie for second place in the HOM SIGMAA Student Paper Contest between Benjamin Buckner for “Abstraction and Rigor: The Development of the Concept of Area” and Casey Taylor for “Development of Geometric Algebra.” Both Buckner and Taylor are students of Laura Singletary at Lee University.

All four students received one-year memberships to both the MAA and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM).

The winning papers were selected by a team of judges headed by HOM SIGMAA Prize Coordinator Dominic Klyve. 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, and from 2011 to 2013 by Herb Kasube during his term as HOM SIGMAA Prize Coordinator. This is Klyve's second year running the contest.

"HOM SIGMAA 2015 Student Paper Contest Winners," Convergence (May 2015)