# Mathematics Departmental Awards

The Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics offers several fellowships and awards to current students seeking to pursue excellence in their studies, research, Clinic projects or educational outreach.

## The Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Fellowship

The mathematics department is aware of the fact that many HMC mathematics majors have the ability to complete high-quality research, either independently or in tandem with a faculty advisor. The Giovanni Borrelli Fellowship was created to confer some degree of distinction upon such qualified students as well as to allow them an opportunity to become more intimately involved with scholastic pursuits. Giovanni Borrelli Fellows are expected to pursue research in the year following the award, in particular over the ensuing summer. They may also be called upon to represent the Mathematics Department at various events, such as entertaining invited speakers or serving as student representatives on search committees.

Academic Year | Winners | Honorable Mentions |
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2021–2022 | Hannah Friedman | David Pitt |

2020–2021 | Vibha Rohilla, Madelyn Andersen | Will Gilroy |

2019–2020 | Migue Velez, Chai Karamchedu | Fletcher Nickerson |

2018–2019 | Forest Kobayashi, Ricky Shapley | |

2016–2017 | Bo Zhang | |

2014–2015 | Lucy Lu | |

2013–2014 | Sorathan Chaturapruek | Jeremy Usatine |

2012–2013 | Kevin O’Neill | Olivia Beckwith, Taylor McAdam, Sorathan Chaturapruek |

2011–2012 | Dhruv Ranganathan |

## The Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Prize

The Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Prize is an annual award presented to rising senior mathematics students who have distinguished themselves scholastically and show promise of contributing in an important way to the mathematical sciences. This award is presented in the fall and is accompanied by an award check to be delivered to the recipient within one month of the announcement. It is normally not awarded to a winner of the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Fellowship.

Academic Year | Recipients |
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2023–2024 | Toby Anderson, Clay Adams |

2022–2023 | Ian Shors, Tomás Aguilar-Fraga |

2021–2022 | Amit Harlev |

2020–2021 | Arie Beaupre, Zoë Bell, Natasha Crepeau |

2019–2020 | Havi Ellers |

2018–2019 | Conner DiPaolo |

2017–2018 | Marissa Gee, Cha Suaysom, Cynthia Yan |

2016–2017 | Abram Sanderson, Dina Sinclair |

2015–2016 | Benjamin Lowenstein, Madeleine Weinstein |

2014–2015 | Tongjia Shi |

2013–2014 | Andrew Patrick Turner |

2012–2013 | Kevin O’Neill |

2011–2012 | Jenny Iglesias, Palmer Mebane, Dhruv Ranganathan |

2010–2011 | Elizabeth Reiland, Jacob Scott |

2009–2010 | Vedika Khemani |

2008–2009 | Hendrik Orem, Theodore Spaide |

2007–2008 | Kenji Kozai, Greg Minton, Brian Rice |

2006–2007 | Marie Jameson, Masanori Koyama |

2005–2006 | Julijana Gjorgjieva, Tyler Seacrest |

2004–2005 | Eric Malm |

2003–2004 | Ariel Barton, David Gaebler |

2002–2003 | Christopher Pries |

2001–2002 | Joshua Greene |

2000–2001 | Ian Weiner |

1999–2000 | Elisha Peterson, Yinan Song |

1998–1999 | Neil Burrell |

1997–1998 | Aaron Archer, Brian Johnson |

1996–1997 | Andrew Walters |

1995–1996 | Darryl Yong |

1994–1995 | Alan Harder |

1993–1994 | Mark Huber, Jennifer Switkes |

1992–1993 | Melissa Aczon |

1991–1992 | Guy Moore |

1990–1991 | Cass Sackett |

1989–1990 | Nikolai Weaver |

1988–1989 | John Friese |

1986–1987 | Keith Saints |

1981–1982 | George Bell, Roger Oba |

1980–1981 | Karl Steinhoff |

1979–1980 | David Fisher, Alec Norton |

1976–1977 | Michael Christ |

## The Stavros Busenberg Prize in Applied Mathematics

The Stavros Busenberg Prize in Applied Mathematics is an annual award presented to rising senior students who show particular promise in the study of applied mathematics. This award is presented in the fall and is accompanied by a cash prize. It normally is not awarded to a recipient of the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Prize or the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Fellowship. The Busenberg Prize is presented in the fall and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Recipients |
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2023–2024 | Sasha Rothstein |

2022–2023 | Emme McMullen |

2021–2022 | Solomon Valore-Caplan |

2020–2021 | Ellie Byrnes |

2019–2020 | Carrie Yang |

2018–2019 | Maggie Li |

2017–2018 | Daniel Johnson |

2016–2017 | Nathaniel Leslie |

2015–2016 | Matt Dannenberg, Alec Dunton |

2014–2015 | Yantao Wu |

2013–2014 | Shreyas Kumar |

2012–2013 | Matthew Hin |

2011–2012 | Louis Ryan |

2010–2011 | Andrea Levy, Jeffrey Wong |

2009–2010 | Bob Chen, Bryce Lampe |

2008–2009 | Nadia Abuelezam, Maria Pavlovskaia |

2007–2008 | Andy Leverentz, George Tucker |

2006–2007 | Victor Camacho, James Moore, Daniel Walton |

2005–2006 | Robin Baur |

2004–2005 | Jeffrey Hellrung |

2003–2004 | Michael Vrable |

2002–2003 | Benjamin Bryant, Dmitriy Kogan |

2001–2002 | Timothy Prescott |

2000–2001 | Marco Latini |

1999–2000 | Belinda Fisher, Joel Miller |

1998–1999 | Matthew Fluet, Itai Seggev |

1997–1998 | Jeffrey Miller |

1996–1997 | Kevin Watkins |

1995–1996 | Abigail Brown, Andrew Ross |

1994–1995 | Jon Sorenson |

1993–1994 | Mark Huber, Jennifer Switkes |

## Henry A. Krieger Prize in Decision Sciences

The Henry A. Krieger Prize in Decision Sciences is an annual award presented to rising senior student or students who show particular promise in probability, statistics, or operations research. It is normally not awarded to a recipient of the Stavros Busenberg Price, the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Prize, or the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Fellowship. The Krieger Prize is presented in the fall and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Recipients |
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2022–2023 | Claire Chang, Justin Jiang, Zooey Meznarich |

2021–2022 | David Webber |

2020–2021 | Bhavana Bheem, Daniela Elizondo, Deyana Marsh |

2019–2020 | Tyler Sam, Sam Tan |

2018–2019 | Nathaniel Diamant, Kinjal Shah |

2017–2018 | Lucius Bynum, Preethi Seshadri |

2016–2017 | Daniel Schmidt |

2015–2016 | Margaux Hujoel |

2014–2015 | Andrew Gibiansky, Crystal Hsu |

2013–2014 | Emily Fischer, Samuel Gutekunst |

2012–2013 | Tracey Luke, Elly Schofield |

## The Courtney S. Coleman Prize (Sophomore Mathematics Award)

The Courtney S. Coleman Prize is given to rising junior students who excel in mathematics. The award is presented in the fall and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Winners |
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2023–2024 | Max Collins, Nathan Hasegawa, Yihan Yang |

2022–2023 | Jasper Bown, Emma Zhang |

2021–2022 | Tomas Aguilar-Fraga, Hannah Friedman, Elizabeth Lucas-Foley |

2020–2021 | Amit Harlev, David Webber |

2019–2020 | Feiyang Lin, Kye Shi |

2018–2019 | Hannah Hoffman, Evan Liang |

2017–2018 | Shyan Akmal, Nina Brown, Conner diPaolo, Maggie Li |

2016–2017 | Christopher Hoyt, Cha Suaysom, Cynthia Yan |

2015–2016 | Anna Ma, Dina Sinclair, Josh Tawabutr |

2014–2015 | Reyna Hulett, Bo Li, Ben Lowenstein |

2013–2014 | Matthew Lam, Kyle Shan |

2012–2013 | Sam Gutenkunst, Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek |

2011–2012 | Julius Elinson, Taylor McAdam |

2010–2011 | Lindsay Hall, Palmer Mebane, Jack Newhouse |

2009–2010 | Chandler May, Elizabeth (Lizard) Reiland |

2008–2009 | Bob Chen, Vedika Khemani |

2007–2008 | Maria Pavlovskaia, Theodore Spaide |

2006–2007 | Brian Rice, George Tucker |

2005–2006 | Marie Jameson, Holly Johnsen |

2004–2005 | Robin Baur, Julijana Gjorgjieva, Tyler Seacrest |

2003–2004 | Jeff Hellrung, Eric Malm |

2002–2003 | Robert Gaebler, Andrew Niedermaier |

2001–2002 | Christopher Pries, Micah Smukler |

2000–2001 | Joshua Greene, Timothy Prescott |

1999–2000 | Marco Latini, Michael Rust |

1998–1999 | Elisha Peterson, Yinan Song |

1997–1998 | Neil Burrell, Alan Hatakeyama |

1996–1997 | Aaron Archer, Brian Johnson |

## The Robert James Prize (First Year Mathematics Award)

The Robert James Prize is given to rising sophomore students who excel in mathematics. The award is presented in the fall and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Recipients |
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2023–2024 | Yolanda Ba, Mithra Karamchedu, Nicole Wu |

2022–2023 | Kerria Pang-Naylor, Danny Vargas, Laney Goldman |

2021–2022 | Kanalu Monaco, Amy Yuan |

2020–2021 | Kausik Das, Ian Shors, Zoe Tokheim |

2019–2020 | Madelyn Andersen, Amit Harlev, Ryan Martinez |

2018–2019 | Zoe Bell, Mengyi Shan |

2017–2018 | Havi Ellers, Radon Rosborough, Ricky Shapley |

2016–2017 | Adam Busis, Olivia Watkins |

2015–2016 | Daniel Johnson, Cynthia Yan |

2014–2015 | Magda Hlavacek, Abram Sanderson |

2013–2014 | Yaxxi “Lucy” Gao, John Phillpot, Madeleine Weinstein |

2012–2013 | Xiuyuan (Lucy) Lu, Tongjia Shi |

2011–2012 | Tum Chaturapruek, Andrew Turner |

2010–2011 | Connor Ahlbach, Kevin O’Neill |

2009–2010 | Jennifer Iglesias, Palmer Mebane, Dhruv Ranganathan |

2008–2009 | Ryan Muller, Jacob Scott |

2007–2008 | Frederick Johnson, Sara Sheehan |

2006–2007 | Christopher Fox, Benjamin Preskill |

2005–2006 | Greg Minton, Kenji Yoshida |

2004–2005 | Jonathan Azose, Fang-Yuan Chang |

2003–2004 | Robin Baur, Julijana Gjorgjieva |

2002–2003 | Eric Malm, Gwen Spencer |

2001–2002 | Ariel Barton, David Gaebler |

2000–2001 | Adam Bliss, Stephen Haas |

1999–2000 | Joshua Greene, Lara Mercurio |

1998–1999 | Christopher Hanusa, Lih-pang Lu |

1997–1998 | Belinda Fischer, Joel Miller |

1996–1997 | Neil Burrell, Ranjithkumar Rajagopalan |

## The Alvin White Prize

The Alvin White Prize is an annual award presented to an HMC student or students who have contributed greatly to the humanistic side of the Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Community and beyond. The award recognizes contributions to making mathematics more accessible and enjoyable, enriching the mathematical experiences at the College, performing mathematical education outreach, and/or the use of mathematics in the service and betterment of humanity. These values embody the spirit of Alvin White’s vision of a kinder, gentler and more humanistic approach to the practice and teaching of mathematics. The White Prize is usually awarded in the spring (if the recipient is a senior) and is accompanied by an award check. If the recipient is not a senior, the award is presented in the fall and is accompanied by an award check.

Year | Winner(s) | Citation |
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2023 | Hannah Friedman | In light of her varied contributions to the mathematics community, including as a valuable contributor to Math AE, sustaining and strengthening the Women in Math chapter, including building community through social events and weekly lunches, and her artistic contribution “Piecewise Puzzles” to the Quod Erat Ars mathematical art exhibit, we award the 2023 Alvin White Prize to Hannah Friedman. |

2022 | Madelyn Andersen | For reviving and sustaining the Women in Mathematics group, organizing several events, and recruiting future leadership, we award a 2022 Alvin White Prize to Madelyn Andersen. |

2022 | Amit Harlev | For spearheading numerous social events and activities to build community among all students studying mathematical sciences we award a 2022 Alvin White Prize to Amit Harlev. |

2020 | Thomas Martinez | The Math Department depends on the Academic Excellence (AE) program to provide crucial support to students taking fundamental math classes, including core math and discrete mathematics. When HMC switched to online instruction after Spring Break, it was not clear that AE would be able to continue as effectively. But led by Thomas Martinez, AE Math continued to function seamlessly to the great benefit of the math students and faculty. Thomas was also selected to be a co-organizer of an international mathematics conference, scheduled for July 2020. |

2020 | Rikki Walters | An engineering major, Rikki has played a significant role in our summer math program over the last three years. Beyond her outstanding job organizing grading and tutoring, she was instrumental in building community in the program through events such as her legendary Boba and In & Out runs and other weekly activities that earned her the moniker ‘Mama Rikki’. Students and faculty valued her positive energy, enthusiasm, and nurturing spirit that embody the humanistic goals of enriching the mathematical experiences at the College |

2019 | Aria Beaupre | Aria was an exemplary researcher for the NSF IMMERSION project, including conducting interviews that helped us secure funding from the Pomona Unified School District to continue the program beyond the term of the grant. During the academic year, in collaboration with Kaitlyn Loop, Aria completed a book on math modeling for principals. She and Athena Li also wrote an article for MAA newsletter describing their experience attending a national math conference and encouraging undergraduates to attend. In 2018 she was hired to build community in the new HMC REU. Her work was especially important for students attending from other schools who did not already have friends on campus. She also has been communicative about her love of mathematics through several efforts, including the great fractal photos on display in the Borrelli lounge. These are just a few of Aria’s many endeavors to make math joyful, accessible, and inspiring in our department, college, community, and beyond and for these reasons we are thrilled to recognize Aria with the Alvin White Prize. |

2018 | Jenny Lee | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Jenny Lee in recognition of her assistance in planning and running the Women in Data Science Conference, her participation in core revision, and for being a general voice of care, concern and great energy to Harvey Mudd’s mathematics community. |

2017 | Kat Dover and Dina Sinclair | For their contributions to the math department as AE tutors and as leaders of the HMC Women in Math club, the White Prize is given to Kat Dover and Dina Sinclair. |

2016 | Margaux Hujoel and Aleina Wachtel | Margaux and Aleina have contributed to the humanistic side of the math community by making math more accessible and enjoyable for both Mudd students and beyond. Along with performing mathematical education outreach and tutoring, Aleina and Margaux worked with organizations like Uncommon Good and spearheaded a local chapter of SACNAS. |

2014 | Jennifer Rogers | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Jennifer Rogers to recognize her outstanding efforts to make mathematics accessible and enjoyable. We greatly appreciate your work as the president of the Math Club and your unwavering willingness and ability to re-energize the club by organizing events such as Pancakes with the Profs, Dodgeball, Board Games with the Profs, and the Integration Bee. |

2013 | Samuel Gutekunst | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Samuel Gutekunst for his outstanding efforts to make mathematics accessible and enjoyable. Sam is one of our Academic Excellence tutors, he has been a volunteer mathematics tutor for elementary and middle school students, and he continues to tutor high school students in a variety of mathematical subjects. Sam has also worked as a volunteer for the Museum of Mathematics in New York, where he was able to help curate and provide content for a history of mathematics exhibit designed for museum visitors coming from a wide range of mathematical backgrounds. |

2013 | Elly Schofield | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Elly Schofield, who is known well both to the math department and beyond. She has been an active leader within the HMC Math Club, was a math tutor for HMC’s Homework Hotline and has played an invaluable role as Math Department liaison to the Writing Center. Passionate about mathematics education, Elly worked with third-graders at Chaparral Elementary School in Claremont preparing and delivering mathematics lessons with Professor Orrison. She was one of 15 students chosen to speak at TEDxClaremont Colleges last fall, where she spoke about challenges in mathematics education. She will remain on campus next year developing a MOOC for teaching computer science to secondary school students, and she plans to continue working in education reform beyond that. She is also a proctor in Linde Dorm, a leader in the improv group Duck! which organized an improv show with Mudd faculty, and is a source of encouragement and support to her fellow students. |

2012 | Palmer Mebane | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Palmer Mebane for his numerous efforts to make mathematics enjoyable for so many people. He has shown great dedication to organizing the Caltech-Harvey Mudd Math Competition, mobilizing HMC students to write problems and volunteer for the event, which impacts many students across the Southern California region. In addition, in Palmer’s impressive puzzle blog he demonstrates a great commitment to creating interesting mental challenges that many people worldwide can enjoy. |

2011 | Ryan Muller | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Ryan Muller to recognize his creation of the CalTech/Harvey Mudd Math Competition and the Learnstream system for creating annotated online mathematics courses. The CalTech/Harvey Mudd Math Competition is an annual one-day mathematics competition aimed at high school students. The first competition happened at CalTech in 2010. In 2011 the competition was hosted at Harvey Mudd College. There were over thirty teams and over a hundred students in attendance. Ryan and his friends wrote all the problems, lined up corporate sponsorship (including Mathematica and MathWorks) and brought the competition off without a hitch. Ryan is also deeply interested in the process of learning and how media and technology can be used to enhance learning. From this curiosity was born Learnstream. Ryan has developed software that allows one to link documents and YouTube videos. He videotaped a semester of Analysis I taught by Prof. Francis Su and put it on the web in digestible chunks. He has done an enormous service for his fellow students by creating a review mechanism and resource for these lectures. |

2011 | Nate Pinsky | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Nate Pinsky to recognize his enthusiasm for Mathematics and Mathematics Education outreach. Nate has by a mainstay of multiple HMC outreach programs; he has been a tutor for high school students as part of HMC’s Homework Hotline and taught mathematics to third graders at Chaparral High School. Nate has also been an enthusiastic member of the Math Club, an Academic Excellence tutor and is always willing to pitch in and help with departmental events. |

2010 | Alyssa Dray | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Alyssa Dray to recognize her passion and enthusiasm for mathematics education and in particular her efforts in the creation of the new Math 9 course this year. We feel the course benefited immensely from Alyssa’s careful planning and innovations, such as providing individual whiteboards for facilitating group work. We also appreciate Alyssa’s commitment to the Academic Excellence program, where she is known for helping students with patience and diligence. |

2010 | Dmitri Skjorshammer | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Dmitri Skjorshammer in recognition of his leadership as SIAM Chapter and Math Club President, and in particular his efforts in advertising summer research and tutoring opportunities on the web. We also appreciate his efforts in support of the Science Bus program, as a grader his all around positive spirit in support of Mathematics. |

2009 | Natlie Durgin | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Natalie Durgin to recognize her infectious enthusiasm for all things mathematical. Natalie reminded many of us about the joys of math on an almost daily basis. As president of the Math Club she organized many events, including a celebration of Pi Day and the first Harvey Mudd Integration Bee. Natalie is presently a mathematics graduate student at Rice University. |

2009 | Sarah Fletcher | The Alvin White Prize is awarded to Sarah Fletcher for her leadership both as a head grader and through countless unofficial hours of tutoring in the dormitories. She is a passionate supporter of the Budapest Semester in Mathematics and Mathcamp. Sarah could also be counted on to raise one’s spirits through her willingness to help everyone with their mathematical studies and her amazing baked goods, which always put a smile on the faces of the people around her. Sarah is presently a Mathematics graduate student at Georgia Tech studying Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization. |

## The Chavin Prize

The Chavin Prize is an annual award to HMC students who author papers in the area of the mathematical sciences. This award is presented in the spring, and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Recipients |
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2021–2022 | Fletcher Nickerson, Kye Shi |

2020–2021 | Zoë Bell, John Lentfer |

2019–2020 | Mengyi Shan |

2018–2019 | Conner DiPaolo |

2017–2018 | Marissa Gee |

2016–2017 | Daniel Schmidt, Bo Zhang |

2015–2016 | Casey Chu, Amzi Jeffs, Joana Perdomo |

2013–2014 | Jaron Patrick Kent-Dobias |

2012–2013 | Taylor McAdam, Elizabeth Sarapata |

2011–2012 | Dhruv Ranganathan |

2010–2011 | Ann Johnston, Max Kutler |

2009–2010 | Alyssa Dray, Hannah Savage |

2008–2009 | Nadia Abuelezam |

2007–2008 | David Morrison, Doug Rizzolo |

2006–2007 | Jon Azose, Victor Camacho |

2005–2006 | Alex Eustis, Julijana Gjorgieva |

2004–2005 | Eric Malm, Jason Murcko |

2003–2004 | Ariel Barton, William Chang |

2002–2003 | Matthew Macauley, Christopher Pries |

2001–2002 | Joshua Greene, Michael Gratton |

2000–2001 | Ian Weiner, Anand Patil |

1999–2000 | Elisha Peterson, Yinan Song |

1998–1999 | Matthew Fluet, Marie Snipes |

1997–1998 | Dylan Helliwell |

1996–1997 | Jeffrey Beck, Kan Yasuda |

1995–1996 | Abigail Brown, Andrew Ross |

1994–1995 | Mirela Trifa |

1993–1994 | Mark Huber, Jennifer Switkes |

1992–1993 | Patrick Jones |

1991–1992 | Jeff Vogel |

1990–1991 | Charles Sackett |

1984–1990 | Nikolai Weaver |

1982–1984 | Gregory Slaughter |

1981–1982 | George Bell |

1980–1981 | Paul Kraght |

1979–1980 | David Fisher, John Velking |

1978–1979 (First Year) | Michael Prendergast |

## The Greever Clinic Award

The Greever Award is awarded annually to students (individually or as a team) who make an outstanding contribution as part of the HMC Mathematics Clinic program. The award is named in honor of Prof. John Greever who played a leading role in the founding of the Mathematics Clinic program in 1973. The Greever Clinic Awards are announced in the spring, and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Students | Sponsor |
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2022–2023 | John Hearn, Ross Hibbett, Khaya Kingston, Makenna Parkinson, Raj Sawhney (Team Award) | Center for Strategic and International Studies – CSIS |

2022–2023 | Amber Means, Julianna Schalkwyk, Katie Wu, Qing Yang, Justin Yeh (Team Award) | Microsoft Corp. |

2021–2022 | Mia Taylor (Individual Award) | Collaborative Drug Discovery Inc – CDD |

2021–2022 | An Nguyen (Individual Award) | Harvard Computational Biology |

2021–2022 | Thomas Cintra, Vivian Pou, Kyle Rong, Yuki Wang, Rory Zhao (Team Award) | eBay, Inc. |

2021–2022 | Michael Giordano, Shanni Lam, Jack Ontiveros, Shaurya Pednekar, Vibha Rohilla (Team Award) | Unified Network Information Services – UNIS |

2020–2021 | No individual or team award was given. | |

2019–2020 | No individual or team award was given. | |

2018–2019 | Thitaree Tannprasert (Individual Award) | Intel Corporation |

2018–2019 | Madison Hobbs (Individual Award) | PilotCity |

2018-2019 | Ricky Shapley (Individual Award) | Virgin Orbit |

2017-2018 | Daniel Gorelik, Daniel Johnson, Ross Mawhorter, Kyle Suver | Intel Corporation |

2016-2017 | Michael Rees (Individual Award) | Saracen Energy |

2015-2016 | Reyna Hulett (Individual Award) | HRL Laboratories |

2015-2016 | Sean O’Keeffe, Michael Libucha, Ben Lowenstein, Bo Zhang (Team Award) | EDR |

2015-2016 | Wenhao Lu, Yossathorn Tawabutr, Ben Johnson, Reyna Hulett, Kilian Fa (Team Award) | HRL Laboratories |

2015-2016 | Angela Chin, Lucy Gao, Alison Kingman, Sam Jun (Team Award) | Microsoft Corporation |

2015-2016 | Nathan Geldner, Tasman Loustalet, Rowan Zellers (Team Award) | NOAA – Alaska Fisheries |

2015-2016 | Allison Barry, Aleina Wachtel, Stephen Schein, Kanak Singh, Rachel O’Neill, Jessica de la Fuente (Team Award) | Pharmavite, LLC |

2014-2015 | Crystal Hsu (Individual Award) | Environmental Data Resources (EDR) |

2014-2015 | Arianna Perkins (Individual Award) | Rapid7, Inc. |

2013–2014 | Yongquian Li, Amanda Llewellyn, Patrick Thomas Meehan, Andrew Gibiansky (Team Award) | Palo Alto Research Center – PARC |

2012–2013 | Elly Schofield, Stephanie Porter, Eric Autry, Cori McElwain (Team Award) | E. & J. Gallo |

2011–2012 | Lindsay Hall (Individual Award) | Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. |

2011–2012 | Kevin Black, Keiko Hiranaka, Leon Liu, Maksym Taran (Team Award) | E. & J. Gallo |

2010–2011 | Anak Yodpinyanee (Individual Award) | Community of Ordinary Differential Equations Educators – CODEE |

2009–2010 | Christopher Fathauer, Ben Goldenberg, Samuel Just, Daniel Patterson (Team Award) | CareFusion |

2008–2009 | Edwin Lei, Rishad Manekia, Kevin Oelze, Jane Pan (Team Award) | Chicago Trading Company |

2007–2008 | Nadia Abuelezam (Individual Award) | Beckman Coulter, Inc. |

2007–2008 | Maxsim Gibiansky (Individual Award) | Southwest Research Institute |

2007–2008 | Logan Gordon, Martin Hunt, Maria Pavlovskaia, Trang Pham, Will Tipton (Team Award) | Laserfiche |

2006–2007 | Nate Chenette (Individual Award) | Hewlett Packard Labs |

2006–2007 | Douglas Reich (Individual Award) | D4 Networks, LLC |

2005–2006 | Reid Howard, Sarah Mann, Susanna Ricco, Hope Runyeon (Team Award) | Cardinal Health |

2004–2005 | Brianne Boatman, Durban Frazer, Jeff Hellrung, Katie Lewis (Team Award) | Hewlett Packard Labs |

2004–2005 | Jeff Brenion, Kevin Krogh, Theresa Poindexter, Ryan Riegel (Team Award) | Applied Biosystems |

2003–2004 | Todd Cadwallader-Olsker (CGU), Luke Finlay (fall), Elizabeth Millan, Andrew Niedermaier, Josh Padgett (Team Award) | Sandia National Laboratories |

2002–2003 | David Gleich (Individual Award) | Overture Services, Inc. |

2002–2003 | Michael Vrable (Individual Award) | Fair, Isaac and Company Inc. |

2001–2002 | Colin Little, Cameron McLeman, Braden Pellett, Simon Tse (Team Award) | ViaSat, Inc. |

2000–2001 | Cameron McLeman (Individual Award) | Applied Biosystems |

2000–2001 | Natan Bershtel, John C. Chou, Lih-pang Lu, Claire Launay (Team Award) | Fair, Isaac and Co. |

1999–2000 | Gregory Rae (Individual Award) | HNC Software Inc. |

1999–2000 | Christopher Sherwin (Individual Award) | Space Systems/Loral |

1998–1999 | Nathan Jakubiak (Individual Award) | Owen Racing Shells |

1997–1998 | James Campbell (Individual Award) | Aerojet Electronic Systems Division |

1997–1998 | Patri Forwalter-Friedman (Individual Award) | Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. |

1996–1997 | Erin Conley (Individual Award) | Jet Propulsion Laboratory |

1996–1997 | Jonathan Herzog (Individual Award) | Jet Propulsion Laboratory |

1995–1996 | Dana Evans (Individual Award) | 3Com Corporation |

1994–1995 | Orna Amir (Individual Award) | Alliedsignal Automotive |

1994–1995 | Andrew Flint (Individual Award) | Northrop Grumman B2 Division Corporation |

1993–1994 | Mark Huber (Individual Award) | Alliedsignal Automotive |

1992–1993 | Michael Buksas (Individual Award) | USC Information Sciences Institute – ISI |

1991–1992 | John Shortle (Individual Award) | Northrop Corporation |

1990–1991 | Robert Davis (Individual Award) | Hughes Simulation Systems |

1989–1990 | Jason Nonis (Individual Award) | McDonnell Douglas |

1988–1989 | Ratanamuny Ngo (Individual Award) | Teledyne Microelectronics |

1987–1988 | Rachel Yeaman (Individual Award) | JET Propulsion Laboratory |

1986–1987 | Scott Gorsuch (Individual Award) | The Rand Corporation |

1986–1987 | Robert Gould (Individual Award) | General Dynamics I |

1985–1986 | Robert Smith (Individual Award) | System Development Corporation |

## The Greever Research Prize

The Greever Mathematical Research Prize is awarded to a Harvey Mudd student majoring in mathematics who has made an original contribution to the theory of mathematics as evidenced by publication in a periodical, book, senior paper, or the like, or in abstract form when the originality of the contribution is attested by the students faculty research supervisor.

An application of known mathematics to a problem in a field of science, technology or engineering would not meet the criteria for this prize.

The prize will be monetary in nature and accompanied with an award certificate. This prize will be awarded to at most one individual student each year, and need not be awarded every year. The selection of the prize recipient shall be made by the tenured faculty of the Department of Mathematics.

In event two or more original contributions are considered for this prize, and are judged to be of equal merit, preference shall be given to a contribution in the general area of topology and geometry. This award is generally presented in the spring, and is accompanied by an award check.

Academic Year | Recipients |
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2023–2024 | Danny Vargas |

2020–2021 | Chai Karamchedu |

2019–2020 | Forest Kobayashi |

2018–2019 | Karina Cho |

2017–2018 | Cha Suaysom |

2016–2017 | Magda Hlavacek |

2015–2016 | Madeleine Weinstein |

## The RIF Scholarship

Year | Recipients |
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2021 | Robert Bowen, Ana Studart, Eric Zhang |

2019 | Mathus Leungpathomaram |

2018 | Mengyi Shan |

2016 | Adam Busis |

2015 | Natchanon Suaysom |

2013 | Amy Brown, Magda Hlavacek |

2012 | John Phillpot, Patrick Tierney |

2009 | Kevin O’Neill |

2008 | Palmer Mebane, Jennifer Iglesias, Leif Gaebler |

2007 | Daniel Moore |

2006 | Frederick Johnson |

2005 | Carl Gaebler |

2004 | Greg Minton, Brian Rice |

2003 | Daniel Walton |

2002 | Deborah Berg, Chris Erickson |

2001 | Eric Malm |

2000 | Andrew Niedermaier |

1999 | Adam Bliss |

1998 | Joshua Greene |

## The RIF Hutchings Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Putnam Competition

The RIF Prizes are cash prizes awarded to the top three HMC students on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

Academic Year | Recipients | Notes |
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2018–2019 | Adam Busis, Shyan Akmal, Evan Liang, Mengyi Shan | |

2016–2017 | Adam Busis, Natchanon Suaysom, Shyan Akmal, Ziyang (Young) Zhang | |

2015–2016 | Adam Busis, Jordan Haack, Benjamin Lowenstein, Abram Sanderson, Natchanon Suaysom | |

2014–2015 | Abram Sanderson, Tongjia Shi,Natchanon Suaysom | |

2013–2014 | Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek, Spencer Harris, Reyna Hulett, Josh Petrack, Tongjia Shi | |

2012–2013 | Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek, Peter Fedak, Tongjia Shi | Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek placed fourteenth nationally. |

2011–2012 | Craig Burkhart, Peter Fedak, Peter Fedak, Jenny Iglesias, Palmer Mebane, Kevin O’Neill, Aaron Pribadi | Palmer Mebane placed thirteenth nationally. |

2010–2011 | Craig Burkhardt, Palmer Mebane, Jackson Newhouse | |

2009–2010 | Palmer Mebane, Jackson Newhouse, Theodore Spaide | |

2008–2009 | Palmer Mebane, Peter Fedak, Jenny Iglesias | Palmer Mebane placed twelfth nationally and received a check from the Putnam Foundation. |

2007–2008 | Greg Minton, Theodore Spaide, Brian Rice | |

2006–2007 | Brian Rice, Theodore Spaide, Jonathan Azose | |

2005–2006 | Tyler Seacrest, Brian Rice | |

2004–2005 | Eric Malm, Jason Murcko, Brian Rice | |

2003–2004 | David Gaebler, Andrew Niedermaier, Jason Murcko, Jeff Hellrung | Gaelber, Niedermaier, and Murcko also received checks from the Putnam Foundation for their nationwide fifth place team finish! |

2002–2003 | Jeremy Rouse, Micah Smukler, Andrew Niedermaier, Stephen Haas, Andrew Iannaccone | |

2001–2002 | Stephen Haas, Micah Smukler, Joshua Greene | |

2000–2001 | Stephen Haas, Karl Mahlburg, David Gaebler, Ari Nieh, Joshua Greene, Micah Smukler, Mark Dean | |

1999–2000 | Adam Bliss, Stephen Haas, Yinan Song | |

1998–1999 | Ranjithkumar Rajagopalan, David Rudel, Yinan Song |

## The Jayaweera Prize

The Jayaweera Prize is awarded for outstanding performance in the annual Interdisciplinary Competition in Modeling.

Year | Recipients |
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2007 | Richard Bowen, Kevin Oelze, Hendrik Orem |

2006 | Cris Cecka, Mike Martin, Tristan Sharp |

2004 | Warren Katzenstein, Tara Martin, Michael Vrable, Eli Bogart, Cal Pierog, Lori Thomas |

As of 2015, the Jayaweera Prize is no longer active.