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    Department of Mathematics
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Wojciech Komornicki
    Department Chair


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    Mathematics Awards & Honors


    Students in the Department of Mathematics compete in a variety of team and individual mathematics competitions during the academic year. Prominent among these are: 

    • The Putnam Exam, held annually in December
    • The North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America Team Competition

    Get involved in mathematics competitions at Hamline >


    The Department of Mathematics sponsors two academic scholarships: 

    • The Lindgren Scholarship was established in 1972 by Ivar Lindgren '23, as a memorial to his brother Carl Rudyard Lindgren '22. Proceeds are used to assist Junior and Senior students planning to major in mathematics. Recipients in their Junior year will generally have their scholarship renewed for their Senior year and do not need to reapply for the scholarship.
    • The Albrecht Scholarship was established in 1997 by friends of Norm Albrecht, a Hamline alumnus. Proceeds are also used to assist Junior and Senior students planning to major in mathematics.

    The Department also gives awards for academic achievement to first and second year students. 

    Departmental Honors

    Ryan Beckman: Basic Topology and the Kuratowski 14-Set Problem

    Alyssa Moe: Basic Probability Markov Chains, and Their Applications

    Nathan Davis: On the Determination of a Curve by its Curvatures