Student Essay Contest: 2024 Results



  • First Place: “The Geography of a Mathematician”
    by: Maria Grozeva (Dartmouth College)
    Interviewee: Hélène Seroussi (Dartmouth College)
  • Honorable Mention: “Dr. Maria Klawe: Pattern and Connection”
    by: Mithra Karamchedu (Harvey Mudd College)
    Interviewee: Maria Klawe (Math for America)
  • Honorable Mention: “Random Walks for Representation”
    by: Charlotte Richards (Pitzer College)
    Interviewee: Sarah Cannon (Claremont McKenna College)

GRADES 9-12:

  • First Place: “Teachers Who Inspire: Vanessa Meneses’s Work at the End of the American Continent”
    by: Verónica Contreras Sotelo (Catalina Foothills High School)
    Interviewee: Vanessa Angelica Meneses Herrera (Colegio Marista Santiago)
  • Honorable Mention: “Mathematics at Mach Speed: Tulin Kaman’s Soaring Journey in Safeguarding Skies and Transforming Cancer Treatment”
    by: Annie Katz (The Leffell School)
    Interviewee: Tulin Kaman (University of Arkansas)
  • Honorable Mention: “Finding Strength in Numbers: The Journey of Dr. Deanna Haunsperger”
    by: Beaza Solomon (Ridge Point High School)
    Interviewee: Deanna Haunsperger (Carleton College)


AWM and MfA thank the participating schools in the 2024 contest.

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