Student Accomplishments

Prize for Annual Student Papers

EPaDel Student Mathematical Papers Prize

EPaDel is the section of the Mathematical Association of America which covers Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. The following Bryn Mawr students are winners in the yearly Student Mathematical Papers Prize Competition.

Student Year Awarded Paper Title
Westley Mildenhall 2017 Chaotic Systems of Geodesics on Surfaces of Revolution
Simon Williams 2016

Generalizations of Happy Numbers

Madeline Hanson-Colvin 2014 Everywhere Continuous Nowhere Differentiable Functions
Kathryn Link 2012 Guinea, Worm Disease Dracunculiasis: Opening a Mathematical Can of Worms!
Naomi Hamermesh 2010 Mathematical Modeling of Climate Change

Award Winners

Listed here are math award recipients from 2005 to the present. The first two awards are given solely on the basis of academic distinction and achievement.

The Charlotte Angas Scott Prize in Mathematics

The Charlotte Angas Scott Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to an undergraduate on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. It was established in 1960 by an anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Angas Scott, Professor of Mathematics from 1885 to 1924.    

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Elizabeth Hankins 2022 2022
Katie Coe 2021 2021
Aisha Mechery 2020 2020
Cheyenne Zhang 2020 2020
Xinya Wang 2019 2019
Boyang Su 2018 2018
Ruoyun (Leila) Lei 2017 2017
Westley Mildenhall 2017 2017
Shuhong (Paula) Sun 2016 2016
Orsola Capovilla-Searle 2015 2015
Jeanne Mirbey 2014 2014
Emelie Curl 2014 2014
Shuning Yan 2013 2013
Alexandra (Bianca) Boranda 2013 2013
Sarah Nelson 2012 2012
Winnie Hien 2012 2012
Kaushiki Dunusinghe 2012 2012
Audra Fannon 2011 2011
Ellie Caniglia 2011 2011
Lise Chlebak 2011 2011
Manal Zaher 2010 2010
Sarah Khasawinah 2009 2009
Amanda Hittson 2009 2009
Milena Redzic 2008 2008
Melanie Edwalds 2008 2008
Kathryn Haymaker 2007 2007
Anna Gordon 2007 2007
Nicole Benfold 2006 2006
Zoryanna Dopko 2005 2005
Emi Arima 2005 2005

The Anna Pell Wheeler Prize in Mathematics

The Anna Pell Wheeler Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to an undergraduate on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. It was established in 1960 by an anonymous gift in honor of Anna Pell Wheeler, Professor of Mathematics from 1918 until her death in 1966.

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Ryann McManus 2022 2022
Shefali Ramakrishna 2022 2022
Sandy Chen 2021 2021
Adzo Fiagbenu 2020 2020
Blossom Jeong 2020 2020
Junyan Duan 2019 2019
Sarah Gift 2018 2018
Kewei Qu 2017 2017
Yichen Wang 2017 2017
Bingxi Lin 2016 2016
Yujie (Lydia) Li 2015 2015
Zhuoman (Sophie) Zhao 2014 2014
Qian Wu 2013 2013
Yue (Yolanda) Shao 2013 2013
Hao (Victoria) Jiang 2013 2013
Jennifer Savage 2012 2012
Catherine Owens 2012 2012
Aidan Murphy 2012 2012
Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz 2011 2011
Emilie Naccarato 2011 2011
Kersten Baer 2011 2011
Amy Veprauskas 2010 2010
Jaclyn Lang 2009 2009
Jessica WebsterLove 2008 2008
Aditi Vashist 2008 2008
Emily McNabb 2007 2007
Wen Gao 2007 2007
Kirsten Kemp 2006 2006
Cristina Nistor 2005 2005

The Mary Louise Cookson Prize in Mathematics

The Mary Louise Cookson Prize in Mathematics was established in 2007. In honor of Mary Louise Cookson's extraordinary contributions to mathematics at Bryn Mawr College, a prize was established in her honor. Funds have been donated by Bryn Mawr alumnae, faculty, and staff. Each year a graduating mathematics major receives the Mary Louise Cookson Prize, in recognition of exceptional service that has contributed to the life of the department. 

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
América Nájera 2022 2022
Shefali Ramakrishna 2022 2022
Ellen Lu 2021 2021
Ellie Hae-Kyeong 2020 2020
Claire L. Pincket 2020 2020
Leah Baker 2019 2019
Natalie Meacham 2019 2019
Jill Li 2018 2018
Rachel Miller 2018 2018
Rachel Terry 2018 2018
Rose Kaplan-Kelly 2017 2017
Madeleine Hanson-Colvin 2016 2016
Kelechi Njoku 2015 2015
Madeleine Johnson 2015 2015
Ivy Gluck 2014 2014
Sowmya Srinivasan 2013 2013
Tina Hu 2012 2012
Sasha Bereznak 2011 2011
Leah Raj 2010 2010
Melania Macko 2009 2009
Jaclyn Lang 2009 2009
Emily Glick 2008 2008
Dena Feldman 2008 2008
Cara Petonic 2007 2007

Scholarship Recipients

Listed here are math majors who won the following College awards from 2005 to the present.

The Charles S. Hinchman Memorial Scholarship

The Charles S. Hinchman Memorial Scholarship was founded in the memory of the late Charles S. Hinchman of Philadelphia by a gift made by his family in 1921. It is awarded annually to a member of the junior class for work of special excellence in her major subject(s) and is held during the senior year.

Student Major Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Madeleine Hanson-Colvin Mathematics 2015 2016
Orsola Capovilla-Searle Mathematics and Physics 2014 2015
Yuhou Xia Mathematics 2012 2013
Yue (Yolanda) Shao Economics and Mathematics 2012 2013
Kersten Baer Mathematics 2010 2011
Aditi Vashist Mathematics and Physics 2007 2008
Emily Hammer Mathematics and Archeology 2005 2006

The Elizabeth S. Shippen Scholarship in Foreign Language

The Elizabeth S. Shippen Scholarship in Foreign Language was founded in 1915 under the will of Elizabeth S. Shippen of Philadelphia.  It is awarded to a junior whose major is French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish for excellence in the study of foreign languages.

Student Major Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Dena Feldman French and Mathematics 2007 2008

The Elizabeth S. Shippen Scholarship in Science

The Elizabeth S. Shippen Scholarship in Science was founded in 1915 under the will of Elizabeth S. Shippen of Philadelphia and is awarded to a junior whose major is in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics for excellence in the study of sciences.

Student Major Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Evan Schneider Physics and Mathematics 2009 2010

The Thomas Raeburn White Scholarships

The Thomas Raeburn White Scholarships were established by Amos and Dorothy Peaslee in honor of Thomas Raeburn White, Trustee of the College from 1907-1959.  The Scholarship program provides funding for summer language instruction, usually abroad.

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Emily Shinault 2017 2018
Elizabeth Rock 2013 2014

Commencement Prizes

Listed here are math major alumnae/i who have won the following commencement prizes.

The Bryn Mawr European Fellowship

The Bryn Mawr European Fellowship has been awarded each year since the first class graduated in 1889. It is given for merit to a member of the graduating class, to be applied toward the expense of one year's study at a university in the United States or abroad. The European Fellowship continues to be funded by a bequest from Elizabeth S. Shippen. 

Student Major Year Awarded
Ying Yan History of Art, Mathematics, and Physics 2018
Aditi Vashist Mathematics and Physics 2008
Emily Hammer Archaeology and Mathematics 2006

The Gertrude Slaughter Fellowship

The Gertrude Slaughter Fellowship was established in 1964 by a bequest of Gertrude Taylor Slaughter, Class of 1893. The fellowship is awarded to a member of the graduating class for excellence in scholarship to be used for a year's study in the United States or abroad.

Student Major Year Awarded
Yuhou Xia Mathematics 2013
Ellen Caniglia Mathematics 2011
Evan Schneider Physics and Mathematics 2010
Stacy Claxton Mathematics and Spanish 2005

Additional Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

The Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Program for Mathematics Majors

The Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships were merit based and covered tuition, fees, room, and board for the junior and senior years for two math majors in the Class of 2009 and one math major in the Class of 2010. Moreover, there was one Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship to cover tuition, fees, room, and board for one semester of the senior year for a math major in the Class of 2011.

Selected scholars participated in a program of mentoring, leadership and outreach opportunities, and professional development activities. The scholars met with faculty to discuss numerous topics related to obtaining a PhD and career options with advanced degrees. The Clare Boothe Luce scholars participated in activities such as developing a series of talks targeted to undergraduate math majors and mentoring other students by serving as a Peer Led Instructor for a calculus course.

Student Years Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Lise Chlebak 2010 2011
Amy Veprauskas 2008-2010 2010
Jaclyn Lang 2007-2009 2009
Sarah Khasawinah 2007-2009 2009

The Gail Ann Schweiter Prize

The Gail Ann Schweiter Prize Fund was established in 1993 in memory of Gail Ann Schweiter ’79 by her family. The prize is to be awarded to a science or Mathematics major in her junior or senior year who has shown excellence both in her major field and in musical performance.

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Manroocha Singh 2018 2018
Tianyi He 2017 2017
Julia Lin 2017 2017
Manroocha Singh 2017 2018
Manroocha Singh 2016 2018
Westley Mildenhall 2016 2017
Qing Du 2015 2015
Qing Du 2014 2015
Qing Du 2013 2015
Jaclyn Lang 2009 2009
Jaclyn Lang 2008 2009

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. Established in 1988, the fellowship works to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction who will go on to transform the academy.

Student Major Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Orsola Capovilla-Searle Mathematics & Physics 2013 2015
Sarah Khasawinah Mathematics & English 2009 2009
Rachel Vincent-Finley Mathematics 1997 1997

MIT Lincoln Labs Research Award in Mathematics

Student Major Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Freda Li Mathematics 2014 2014
Katherine Engelman Mathematics 2014 2014
Pan Xie Mathematics 2013 2013
Alicia Lozano Mathematics & Spanish 2013 2013
Tong Wu Mathematics 2012 2012
Kathryn Link Mathematics 2012 2012
Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz Mathematics 2011 2011
Lise Chlebak Mathematics 2011 2011

MIT Lincoln Labs Research Award in Computer Science

Student Major Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Yijun Zhou Computer Science & Mathematics 2014 2015

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Kerstin Baer 2011 2011
Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz 2011 2011
Evan Schneider 2011 2010
Sarah Khasawinah 2009 2009

National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Student Recipient Grad. Year
Jaclyn Lang 2009

Churchill Scholarship

Student Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Jaclyn Lang 2009 2009

Fulbright Fellowship

Alumnae Year Awarded Recipient Grad. Year
Sara Davidson 2013-2014 2011
Jaclyn Lang 2016 2009

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