Undergraduate Awards

J.J. Sylvester Award for Excellence in Mathematics

This award is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement by a distinguished math major. The award is recognized by JHU and includes a monetary prize from the mathematics department. James Joseph Sylvester FRS (1814–1897) was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory and combinatorics. He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of
Mathematics.

Winners

2015
Georges Obied & Peter Kalugin

2014
Yujie Qian, Yevgeniy Rudoy, Ellen Urheim, and Xinyang Wang

2013
Julia Gittleman & Sinan Ozdemir

2012
Benjamin Ponedel & Caleb Spier

2011
Adam Lu & Jason Ravit

2010
Xinlu Huang & Adam Saltz

2009
Brett Frankel & Daniel Rubin

2008
Joshua Cogan & Mary Kemp

2007
Matthew Sedlock & David Sher

2006
Tiffany Tasky & Ryan Jawad

2005
Gayan Edirisinghe

2004
Michael Walsh

2003
Eli Salomon

2002
Michael J. Gordon

2001
John Baber

2000
Alex Diesl

1999
Peter D. Kay

1998
Matthew Alan Parham

1997
Brian Michael Hess & Lauren Hsu

1994
George W. Schlossnagel III & Sarah H. Manchester

1993
Aaron Daniel Hoag

1992
Wendy Wai-Wan Chiu & Mohammad Ghomi

1991
David Andrew Schwartz

1990
David I. Kass

1988
Thomas Edward Leathrum

1987
John P. Stachyra

Putnam Awards

William Lowell Putnam (1861-1923) was an American Lawyer and Banker. In 1927, Elizabeth Lowell Putnam established the William Lowell Putnam Intercollegiate Memorial Fund in order to begin a collegelevel mathematics competition, the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. This contest, which continues to this day, began in 1935 under the direction of the Mathematical Association of America.

Winners

2015
Ryan Lake

2014
Yevgeniy Rudoy

2013
Yujie Qian & Yevgeniy Rudoy

2012 & 2011
Yevgeniy Rudoy

2010 & 2009
Adam Saltz

2008
Kihyuk Hong & Ngong Chiu Kam

2007