Undergraduate Awards

Dr. Hubert E. Bray received the first PhD awarded by the Rice Institute in 1918 and joined the mathematics faculty that same year. His influence was felt, not only in the mathematics department, but the University as a whole – upon his retirement in 1959 he was named to a unique position: Trustees Distinguished Professor of Mathematics.

Honoring the request of the Bray children, the Hubert E. Bray Prize in Mathematics is awarded each spring to the outstanding junior mathematics major. Started in 1990, the recipient is chosen by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics.

2019 Winner of the Hubert E. Bray Prize in Mathematics

Jacob Kesten

Previous Bray Prize Winners

  • 2018 - Anh Tran
  • 2017 - Patrick Girardet
  • 2017 - Ridge Liu
  • 2017 - Anthony Mirasola
  • 2017 - Tiffany Tang
  • 2016 - Konstantinos Varvarezos
  • 2015 - Gerhardt Hinkle
  • 2015 - Christopher Jardine
  • 2014 - Seth Davis
  • 2014 - Emily Pettigrew
  • 2013 - Nicholas Ryder
  • 2013 - Karl Schaefer
  • 2012 - Drew Moore
  • 2011 - Colton Willig
  • 2010 - Anthony Austin
  • 2009 - Chris Fraser
  • 2008 - Daniel Glasscock
  • 2008 - Dvir Kafri
  • 2007 - Jeffrey Middleton
  • 2006 - Max Glick
  • 2006 - Etienne Vouga
  • 2005 - Benjamin Smiley
  • 2004 - Khalid Bou-Rabee
  • 2003 - Evan Bullock
  • 2002 - Greg Stoll
  • 2001 - Elizabeth Scott
  • 2000 - Andy Putman
  • 1999 - Curtis Franks
  • 1998 - Sharon Merryman
  • 1997 - Aaron Pierce
  • 1996 - Noah Rosenberg
  • 1995 - Tom Watson
  • 1994 - Phil Bradley
  • 1993 - David McMath
  • 1992 - Clark Bray
  • 1991 - Hubert L. Bray
  • 1990 - Timothy Holy

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