Amol Aggarwal, a mathematics PhD student at Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2016 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. Aggarwal is honored for his outstanding research in combinatorics.
Although he finished his undergraduate studies at MIT just this year, Aggarwal has already published four research papers, which have appeared in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, the European Journal of Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics, and the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. His numerous letters of support for the Morgan Prize describe these papers as being of postdoctoral caliber.
Aggarwal participated in the 2014 University of Minnesota-Duluth Research Experience for Undergraduates, in the 2013 MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and in the 2012 MIT Summer Program for Undergraduate Research. Amol even did original mathematics research as a high school student, and that research has recently been published.
Aggarwal has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. He was also named a finalist for the Hertz Foundation Fellowship. As a high school student, he was a finalist in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search and a 2010 Siemens Research Competition semifinalist.
Presented annually, the Morgan Prize recognizes an undergraduate student who has done outstanding research in mathematics; the student must be in a college or university in Canada, Mexico, or the United States or its possessions. The prize will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle.
Find out more about AMS prizes and awards at http://www.ams.org/profession/prizes-awards/prizes.
Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, today the American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Formed in 1915, association members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry who are interested in the mathematical sciences.
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