Student Essay Contest: 2004 Results



  • 1st Place: Delving into Bioinformatics: Dr. Susan B. Davidson, Professor of Computer and Information Science, by Stefanie Coforio, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.
  • Honorable Mention: My Teacher, My Mentor: Mrs. S., by Tzipora Henig, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
  • Honorable Mention: Marcella Jones: Diversity in mathematics, by Heather Paulson, Minneapolis Community and Technical College/Hamline University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

GRADES 9-12:

  • 1st Place: (Same as Grand Prize) I Apply Computational Mathematics to Understand the Natural World—Dr. Margot Gerritsen, by Samantha Van Anh Tran, Presentation High School, San Jose, CA.
  • Honorable Mention: Dr. Olga Koroleva: Swarming the Field of Mathematics, by Diana Jue, Westridge School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA.


  • 1st Place: From Neural Networks to Mentor Networks: Dr. Mary Poulton Teaches Connections, by Mallory Brown, St. Gregory College Preparatory School, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Honorable Mention: A Mathematician Receives a Warm Welcome in a Free Society – Dr. Tatiana Shubin, by Jacqueline My Anh Tran, Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, CA.

Some essays have been modified for posting on the AWM website.