Student Paper Competition
LA/MS Section of MAA

The LA-MS Section of the MAA will hold its annual student Paper Competition at the Spring Section meeting. 


  • There are two categories of papers: graduate and undergraduate.   The graduate category is limited to master's students. Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit for the contributed paper sessions.
  • Presentations at the meeting will be limited to 12 minutes.
  • A written paper of 6 pages or less must be prepared and submitted electronically to the Student Papers Chair by the deadline. Each paper should also include a complete abstract with:
  • Prizes will be awarded in each category separately, with no more than 3 prizes in each.
  • The number of prizes awarded shall be at the discretion of the judges, and shall be determined depending on the number and quality of the entries in each category.
  • The size of the cash prizes shall be determined by the Executive Committee and shall be offered to the top three presenters in both undergraduate and master's-level categories.
  • Each entry will be judged on the basis of both the written and oral presentation, with equal consideration given to both.
  • All graduate papers are eligible for the graduate prizes.
  • Membership for the Student Papers Committee