Professor Charles Wexler founded the ASU Department of Mathematics in 1930 and served until 1977. Memorial gifts from his family and others have provided funds for two awards which are presented at the annual Charles Wexler Awards ceremony each April.
The Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize is presented each year to the outstanding undergraduate senior mathematics major. The student is selected by an awards committee based on faculty nominations.
The Charles Wexler Teaching Award is presented each year to an outstanding teacher of undergraduate mathematics. The winner is selected by the awards committee based on nominations made by undergraduate students with majors in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.
Recipients of the Charles Wexler Awards receive an inscribed plaque and a cash award. Their names are placed on archival plaques permanently displayed in our School's office.
Read more about the 40th anniversary celebration of the Charles Wexler Awards:
Charles Wexler Award winners detail the sum of mentor's influence
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The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences hosted the 47th Annual Charles Wexler Awards ceremony on April 10, 2024 at 1:30pm in Charles Wexler Hall.
Read more about the 2024 Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize recipient, Jacob Cooper:
Charles Wexler prize recipient finds passion for math at ASU
Florian Sprung (2024 Charles Wexler Teaching Award) and Jacob Cooper (2024 Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize).
Recipients
Year 

Student Prize 

Teaching Award 
2024 

Jacob Cooper 

Florian Sprung 
2023 

Camron Upshur 

John Zicarelli 
2022 

Charlotte Cliatt 

Raymond Ye Zhang 
2021 

Jackson Carpenter 

Dov Zazkis 
2020 

Rose Lopez 

Sharon Crook 
2019 

Emily Rumney 

Marko Samara 
2018 

Zhihan Jennifer Zhang 

Jelena Milovanovic 
2017 

Alexandra Porter 

Carl Gardner 
2016 

Aditya Dhumuntarao 

Brett Kotschwar 
2015 

Jakob Hansen 

Horst Thieme 
2014 

Matthew Brown 

Andrzej Czygrinow 
2013 

Alexander Gutierrez 

Jesse (Jay) Taylor 
2012 

Tho Nguyen Xuan 

Nicolas Lanchier 
2011 

Rebecca Borchering 

Susanna Fishel 


Jared Neufer 


2010 

Matthew Grimes 

Kyeong Hah Roh 


Erik Walsberg 


2009 

Aaron Royer 

Glenn Hurlbert 


Steven Troxler 


2008 

Keenan Kidwell 

Eric Kostelich 
2007 

David Kaspar 

Doug Blount 
2006 

Timothy Kahn 

Don Jones 


Annette Spyker 


2005 

Daniel M. Romero 

Hendrik (Hank) Kuiper 
2004 

Joshua R. Whitney 

Katie Kolossa 
2003 

Andrew Jennings 

Anmin Zhu 


Joshua Kantor 

Helene Barcelo 
2002 

Son Tran 

Sergei Suslov 
2001 

Steven Spiriti 

Yingxian Zhu 
2000 

Lisa Tracy 

Nandor Sieben 
1999 

Michelle Rockafellow 

John Spielberg 
1998 

Joel Hindorff 

John Jones 
1997 

Lynn Tobin 

Mike Brilleslyper 
1996 

Susan A. Leutwyler 

Michael Trapuzzano 
1995 

Felicia Hendricks 

Faris Odish 


Boris Mitavskiy 


1994 

Robert Jan Sussland 

Matthias Kawski 
1993 

Edward E. Coe 

Larry Welch 


Colleen R. McFadden 


1992 

Linda Lea Schroder 

Terri L. Miller 


James Douglas Stanley 

Joseph W. Rody, Jr. 
1991 

Ronald E. Roberts 

Dennis L. Young 
1990 

James L. Nutting 

Joaquin Bustoz 


Frances Y. Jackson 


1989 

Steven A. Speer 

John N. McDonald 
1988 

Louis J. Kerofsky 

Matthew J. Hassett 
1987 

Sarah Jane Witherspoon 

Andrew Bremner 
1986 

Keith Gregg 

Sharon Walker 


John Merkel 




Amy Riordan 


1985 

Robert Hinkle 

John Quigg 
1984 

Revathi Narasimhan 

Joan McCarter 
1983 

Teresa K. Hughey 

Enrico J. Serpone 
1982 

Frank J. Attanucci 

Philip A. Leonard 


Terrie L. Norris 


1981 

Stephen Kirschvink 

Cecilia Wang 


Keith Lewis 


1980 

Michael Hegarty 

David Dudley 
1979 

John Froelich 

Gerald Payne 
1978 

Presley Surratt 

Roger V. Roman 