Math Major Joye Chen Receives Schafer Prize Honorable Mention


Joye Chen, class of '23, received honorable mention from the 2023 Alice T. Schafer Prize, awarded by the Association for Women and Mathematics and named for Alice T. Schafer (1915–2009), one of the founders of AWM and its second president, who contributed greatly to women in mathematics throughout her career.

The award cites Joye's participation "in the SMALL REU during the summer of 2022 where she worked on hyperbolic knot theory and co-authored three publications (two already on ArXiv and one in preparation). Joye contributed significantly in proving several key results on hyperbolic knotoids and generalized knotoids, in particular giving a complete classification of hyperbolic alternating links in thickened surfaces-with-boundary."