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Jon A. Bucsela Prize in Mathematics—For distinguished scholastic achievement, professional promise, and enthusiasm for mathematics, by a mathematics major.

  • Sammy Luo ’18,
    Winston-Salem, NC

The 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.

  • Kevin Sackel G,
    Bethpage, NY
  • Jane Wang G,
    Princeton, NJ

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

  • Ewain Gwynne, G,
    Lodi, WI
  • Jonasz Slomka G,
    Tarnów, Poland
  • Amelia Perry G,
    Concord, MA
  • Alexander Wein G,
    Palo Alto, CA


The Seventy-Eighth William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition—The MIT Putnam Team placed first, with 17 MIT participants ranking in the top 25 (including 5 Putnam Fellows). MIT also had 21 of 74 Honorable Mentions (28%).

  • Team:
    • Allen Liu ’20,
      Penfield, NY
    • Sammy Luo ’18,
      Winston-Salem, NC
    • Yunkun Zhou '19,
      Shenzhen, P.R. China

Five MIT Participants ranked in top 6 test-takers ("Putnam Fellows”)

  • Omer Cerrahoglu ’18,
    Baia, Romania
  • Jiyang Gao ’20,
    Shanghai, P.R. China
  • Junyao Peng ’21,
    Beijing, P.R. China
  • Ashwin Sah ’21,
    Portland, OR
  • Yunkun Zhou ’19,
    Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R. China

The Hartley Rogers Jr. Family Prize, given to the top undergraduate-graduate team(s) in the 2017 Summer Program in Undergraduate Research


  • Justin Lim ’20,
    Kluang, Malaysia
  • Frederic Koehler G,
    Silver Spring, MD
  • Jianqiao Xia ’19,
    Zhengzhou, Henan, P.R. China
  • Augustus Lonergan G,
    Tadcaster, United Kingdom