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MIT Putnam Honorees
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Jon A. Bucsela Prize in Mathematics—For distinguished scholastic achievement, professional promise, and enthusiasm for mathematics

  • Alexandr Zamorzaev ‘11, Chisinau, Moldova

Alice T. Schafer Prize Honorable Mentions—For excellence in mathematics by an undergraduate woman in mathematics, given by the Association for Women in Mathematics

  • Yinghui Wang ‘11, Shanghai, China
  • Fan Wei ’12, Beijing, China

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship—Given to students who exhibit an outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering disciplines

  • Shaunak Kishore ’12, West Chester, PA



Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, supported by the Charles L. and Holly Housman Fund—Presented to graduate student(s) in mathematics for their skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching

  • Linan Chen G, Shenyang, China
  • Joel Lewis G, Brooklyn, NY

Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize, established by the support of Charles (BE ’55) and Jennifer Johnson—Given to graduate student(s) in mathematics for an outstanding paper accepted for publication in a major journal

  • Steven Sivek G, Burke, VA
  • Vedran Sohinger G, Zagreb, Croatia

The Seventy-First William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition—The MIT Putnam Team placed second, with 23 MIT participants ranking in the top 85 (out of 4296 test-takers)

  • Sergei Bernstein ’13, Belmont, MA
  • Whan Ghang, ’13, Seoul, South Korea 
  • Jacob Steinhardt ’12, Vienna, VA



Putnam Fellows: Two (out of a total of five) from MIT

  • Yu Deng ’11, Shenzhen, China
  • Colin Sandon ’12, Essex Junction, VT

Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize, awarded to an outstanding woman participant

  • Yinghui Wang ‘11, Shanghai, China

Hartley Rogers Jr. Family Prize, given to the top undergraduate-graduate team(s) in the 2010 Summer Program in Undergraduate Research

  • Harrison Chen ’11, Chelmsford, MA 
  • Martina Balagovic G, Zagreb, Croatia