Association for Women in Mathematics

Program ID: AWM-ESSAY20 [#864]
Program Title: 2020 AWM MfA Essay Contest
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02940, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/12/01, finished 2020/08/02, listed until 2020/04/18)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed 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 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, 2020.

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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