2020 Mathematics undergraduate student prize recipients

May 22, 2020

Written by Miki in collaboration with prize recipients :) 

We are very proud to announce the winners of this year’s mathematics student prizes! 

The George Beckwith prize for proficiency in astronomy or mathematics is awarded to Jana Vranes ‘20. Next year, Jana will have an exciting job as a software engineer at Facebook! 

The DeForest prizes for proficiency for pure and applied mathematics are awarded to Noah Kravitz ‘20 and Catherine Lee ‘20.

Next year, Noah will start graduate school at Princeton, where he will study combinatorics.  Quarantine permitting, he will also continue pursuing his Yale interests in the carillon and literary translation.  In the meantime, he is spending the summer walking his dog, eating dark chocolate, and reading.  

Catherine will be attending graduate school at UC Berkeley next year. She is interested in algebraic geometry and topology. This summer she is reading novels, running, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to hiking and taking long road trips next year.


The Anthony D. Stanley memorial prize for excellence in pure and applied mathematics is awarded to Alex Cohen ‘21. Alex’s plan for the near future is to finish his senior year (after an exciting summer full of math research and political activities).

Congratulations to the prize winners!