Student Essay Contest: 2022 Results



  • First Place: “The Integration Two-Step”
    by: Karin Anderson (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
    Interviewee: Tracy Bibelnieks (Ecolibrium 3)
  • Honorable Mention: “Finding Success Beyond the Confidence Interval”
    by: Sophia He (The University of British Columbia)
    Interviewee: Lisa Walsh (Swiss Re)
  • Honorable Mention: “Agnes Tuska: Journey to Fresno State”
    by: Jose Lopez-Hernandez (California State University, Fresno)
    Interviewee: Agnes Tuska (California State University, Fresno)
  • Honorable Mention: “Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Policy for Young Mathematicians”
    by: Ingrid Ren (Brown University)
    Interviewee: Lindsey Henderson (Utah State Board of Education)

GRADES 9-12:

  • First Place: same as Grand Prize Winner
  • Honorable Mention: “Ximena Catepillán, Mathematical Ambassador to the Americas”
    by: Daniel Coxson (Richard Montgomery High School)
    Interviewee: Ximena Catepillán (Millersville University)
  • Honorable Mention: “From Stuffed Animals to Prison Higher Education”
    by: Amanda Kossoff (Winston Churchill High School)
    Interviewee: Anila Yadavalli (Mount Tamalpais College)
  • Honorable Mention: “Math is saving lives: Dr. Aalya Crowl’s take on why math matters”
    by: Margaret Ripsteen (The Head Royce School)
    Interviewee: Aalya Crowl (Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists)


  • First Place: “The World of Mathematics Has Changed”
    by: Haley Song (Frances C. Richmond Middle School)
    Interviewee: Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College)
  • Honorable Mention: “A Teacher Who Loves To Learn”
    by: Indy Das Sarma (R.B. Chamberlin Middle School)
    Interviewee: Adriana Dawes (The Ohio State University)
  • Honorable Mention: “We Must Believe”
    by: Eliza Pfeil (The Independent Day School)
    Interviewee: Janet Striuli (Fairfield University)

AWM and MfA thank the participating schools in the 2022 contest.

Some essays have been modified for posting on the AWM website