Departmental Awards

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.

Winners of the Borrelli Fellowship.

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 a cash prize. It is normally not awarded to a winner of the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Fellowship.

Winners of the Borrelli Prize.

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.

Winners of the Busenberg Prize.

Henry A. Krieger Prize in Decision Sciences

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

Winners of the Krieger Prize.

The Courtney S. Coleman Prize (Sophomore Mathematics Award)

The Courtney S. Coleman Prize is given to two rising juniors who excel in mathematics. The award is presented at the HMC convocation in the fall.

Winners of the Courtney S. Coleman Prize.

The Robert James Prize (Freshman Mathematics Award)

The Robert James Prize is given to two rising sophomores who excel in mathematics. The award is presented at the HMC convocation in the fall.

Winners of the Robert James Prize.

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.

Winners of the Alvin White Prize.

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 at the HMC senior awards ceremony in the spring, and is accompanied by a cash prize.

Winners of the Chavin Prize.

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.

Winners of the Clinic Award.

Greever Mathematical 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.

Winners of the Greever Research Prize.

The RIF Scholarship

For a description of the RIF scholarship, see the RIF Scholarship page.

Recipients of the RIF scholarship.

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.

Winners of the RIF Prizes.

The Jayaweera Prize

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

Winners of the Jayaweera Prize.

As of 2015, the Jayaweera Prize is no longer active.