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HOM SIGMAA 2016 Student Paper Contest Winners

Convergence is pleased to present the two winning papers from the 2016 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:

  • Brandon Allen, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, “Can Fichte's Philosophy Handle Category Theory and Topology?” and
  • Anne Alicia Kelton, Lee University, “Overcoming Obstacles: The Lives of Sophie Germain and Sonya Kovalevskaya.”

All four students received one-year MAA memberships. Both Cole and Kelton are students of Laura Singletary at Lee University, who received special congratulations from HOM SIGMAA Prize Coordinator Dominic Klyve “on her excellent mentorship of her students.”

The winning papers were selected by a team of judges headed by 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 third year running the contest.

Klyve reported, “We had many excellent submissions, including several fascinating interdisciplinary examinations of topics through the lens of mathematics.”

"HOM SIGMAA 2016 Student Paper Contest Winners," Convergence (June 2016)