Association for Women in Mathematics

Program ID: AWM-ESSAY24 [#1538]
Program Title: 2024 AWM/MfA Essay Contest
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02940, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2024/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/12/01, finished 2024/04/18, listed until 2024/05/16)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America (MfA) 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 or retired from a mathematical 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 website. Additionally, a Grand Prize winner will have their submission published in the AWM Newsletter.


Please 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 or retired from a mathematical career. Please do not include your name or contact information anywhere in this essay.

2) A short (approximately 100-word) 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: the student's name, the address of the student (or parent), and the phone number and/or email address of the student (or parent).

4) Information about the subject of the biography: name, employer, email address, and (optionally) phone number.

The deadline for entries is 11:59pm EST on February 1, 2024.

Application Materials Required:
Those requested in the program description.

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