Student Essay Contest: 2015 Results

GRAND PRIZE:

  • Oasis in the Desert: by Makayla Gates, Valencia Middle School, Peralta, New Mexico. (The essay was about Mrs. Gretta Aguilar of Valencia Middle School)

COLLEGE:

  • 1st Place: “Painting with the President: Maria Klawe – mathematician,artist, and educator”: by Ramita Kondepudi, Harvey Mudd College. Claremont, California. (The essay was about Dr. Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College.)
  • Honorable Mention“How to Math?!”: by Ellen Li, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California. (The essay was about Dr. Laura Taalman of James Madison University.)

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • 1st Place: “If the Parameters Change”: by Kina Sekito, Troy High School, Troy, Ohio. (The essay was about Dr. Irina Kogan of North Carolina State University.)
  • Honorable Mention“Dr. Mary Emond: Solving Real World Brain Teasers”: by Allison Kirkegaard, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, Illinois. (The essay was about Dr. Mary Emond of the University of Washington.)
  • Honorable Mention: “Just Do It”: by Coreena Chan, Central York High School, York, Pennsylvania. (The essay was about Ms. Mary Menges of Central York High School.)
  • Honorable Mention“Intelligence, Intrigue, and Independence: The Life of Dr.Shelley Cazares”: by Mariah Jacobs, Sherwood High School (The essay was about Dr. Shelley Cazares of the Institute for Defense Analyses.), Sherwood, Oregon

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

  • 1st Place:(Same as Grand Prize) “Oasis in the Desert”: by Makayla Gates, Valencia Middle School, Peralta, New Mexico. (The essay was about Mrs. Gretta Aguilar of Valencia Middle School)
  • Honorable Mention“Good Vibrations”: by Courtney Amsden, Desert Ridge Middle School, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (The essay was about Dr. Laura Jacobs of Sandia National Labs.)
  • Honorable Mention“The Beautiful Concept of Math”: by Caroline Crawford, Homeschool, Orange Park, Florida. (The essay was about Dr. Dorothy Buck of Imperial College London)

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