Charles Wexler Awards

Charles Wexler, circa 1930

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 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.

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The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences recently hosted a scaled-down version of the 44th Annual Charles Wexler Awards ceremony online via Zoom, as all in-person events had been canceled for spring due to COVID-19. The video can be viewed on the School of Math and Stats YouTube channel.

2021 Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize recipient Jackson Carpenter (second row, third from left), Charles Wexler Teaching Award recipient Dr. Dov Zazkis (second row, first from left), and Dr. Jonathan Wexler (second row, second from left) join others for an online ceremony via Zoom on April 9, 2021.

Recipients

Year   Student Prize   Teaching Award
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