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HOM SIGMAA 2019 Student Paper Contest Winner

Convergence is pleased to present the winning paper from the 2019 Student Paper Contest sponsored by the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (HOM SIGMAA):

Ms. Nethington received one-year memberships in MAA (including HOM SIGMAA) and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), along with a book on history of mathematics. In announcing the prize winner, HOM SIGMAA Chair Amy Shell-Gellasch wrote, "This year was notable because there was one very clear winner, [while] the rest of the papers had similar scores. . . . Congratulations to all the students who participated, our finalists, and our winner."

The winning paper was selected by a team of five judges: Joel Haack, Thomas Gage, Pam Peters, Evan Hedlund, and Dan Kemp. HOM SIGMAA has sponsored the Student Paper Contest since 2004. The contest was facilitated from 2004 to 2010 and in 2019 by its founder, then HOM SIGMAA Program Coordinator and current HOM SIGMAA Chair Amy Shell-Gellasch. Former HOM SIGMAA Prize Coordinators Herb Kasube (2011–2013), Dominic Klyve (2014–2016), and Dorothee Blum (2017–2018) have also run the contest.

All winning papers in the HOM SIGMAA Student Contest are published in Convergence; most are also available through the HOM SIGMAA archives at

"HOM SIGMAA 2019 Student Paper Contest Winner," Convergence (April 2019), DOI:10.4169/convergence20190403