# Occidental College

# Mathematics

## The Benedict Freedman Awards

These annual prizes were established by the family of Benedict Freedman, professor emeritus of mathematics, in honor of his long and distinguished Occidental career.

**Benedict Freedman Prize for Mathematical Promise**

This prize will be awarded to a junior or senior Occidental student who has demonstrated exceptional mathematical promise through original research or scholarship in a mathematical science.

To be considered for this prize, a student must be nominated by a faculty member. This may be a faculty mentor of the student’s research or scholarship. We encourage students to contact professors with whom they have worked, or who know the student well, to discuss nomination.

A nominee does not have to be a mathematics major, but the work for which they are nominated must be a contribution to a mathematical science (including pure and applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, and mathematical branches of social and natural sciences). We encourage all students--including those majoring in other disciplines--whose work may be appropriate for nomination to discuss their work with us.

The student awarded the prize will receive a check for $500 and will be honored at a reception where he/she will present his/her mathematical work.

**Benedict Freedman Senior Prize in Mathematics**

This prize will be awarded to the graduating senior with the most outstanding record of achievement as a mathematics major. Factors considered are: grades in mathematics courses, challenge of program, research activities and accomplishments, mentoring activities and accomplishments, and leadership in mathematical matters. The student awarded the prize will receive a check for $500 and will be honored at a reception.

*The Benedict Freedman prizes are made possible by the generosity of the Freedman family.*

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**math@oxy.edu** - Location:
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