AMS Awards

The Chapter normally makes three awards in each Spring semester — two student prizes and one faculty prize.

Any member or any student eligible to be a member of the Chapter may make nominations for any of the three awards. Faculty may also make nominations for the two student awards. Nomination is confidential and self-nomination is permitted. Students may receive each award only once, and faculty may receive the award once every three years. If there is no nominee for a particular award, no award is not made that year.

Nominees for student awards must be members of the Chapter. Student nominees may submit a summary of the relevant activity (research or leadership) which will be provided to the membership before voting. If no such summary is submitted, the nominator may submit such a summary (this may be submitted at the time of nomination). If neither is submitted, the officers of the Chapter will prepare such a summary. For the faculty award, the nominator should submit such a summary. If this is not submitted, the officers will prepare one.

To nominate a student or faculty member at any time, please contact one of the officers. 

Each award is determined by a majority vote among members of the Chapter. Voting is confidential.

Award Winners

Year Research Leadership Mentoring
2014 Katy Craig & Yusra Naqvi Kellen Myers Michael Weingart
2015 Ming Xiao Rebecca Coulson Jim Lepowsky
2016 Howie Nuer Katie McKeon Michael Saks
2017 Pedro Pontes Sjuvon Chung Doron Zeilberger
2018 Sam Braunfeld & Katie McKeon Corrine Yap Chuck Weibel 

The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Research

The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Research is awarded to a member whose research work is a notable and formidable contribution to mathematics at the graduate level (or higher). This student's research work is especially remarkable and constitutes a significant achievement for a graduate student.

The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Leadership

The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Leadership is awarded to a member whose leadership and service to the Department and to other mathematical communities, institutions, and initiatives is exemplary and outstanding in its scope, efficacy, and impact. This student's service to mathematics is especially remarkable and constitutes a significant contribution from a graduate student.

The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Faculty

The AMS Rutgers Student Chapter Award for Faculty is awarded to a member of Rutgers' faculty whose instructing, mentoring, and/or advising of students in mathematics or related fields is outstanding and remarkable in preparing future researchers and scholars. This professor's service to Rutgers' students is especially remarkable and constitutes a significant contribution to graduate education and training.