Association for Women in Mathematics

Program ID: AWM-ESSAY21 [#1028]
Program Title: 2021 AWM MfA Essay Contest
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02940, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2020/12/01, listed until 2021/04/01)
Program Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this program has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers.

The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.


See the contest rules

A valid submission will contain the following information:

1) A biographical essay, based primarily on an interview, of approximately 500-1000 words in length, on a woman currently working in a mathematical career. Please do not include your name anywhere in this essay.

2) A short (approximately 100 words) biographical sketch of the student contestant. This biographical sketch can be written in the first person and should include the student's name, grade level, school, and mathematical interests.

3) Information about the student: student's name, address of student (or parent), phone number and/or email address of student (or parent)

4) Information about the subject of the biography: name, address, phone number and/or email address

Deadline for entries is 11:59pm EST on February 1, 2021.

Application Materials Required:
Those requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Association for Women in Mathematics
P.O. Box 40876
Providence RI 02940

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