The Karl Menger Award, first given in 1989, is a cash prize awarded annually by the Department of Mathematics for outstanding performance in mathematical competitions. The selection committee is appointed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Main prizes are awarded to top three Putnam participants and members of Outstanding MCM teams. Secondary prizes to members of Finalist MCM teams.

Karl Menger (1902-1985) was a distinguished twentieth century mathematician who made major contributions to a number of areas of mathematics, including dimension theory, logic, lattice theory, differential geometry, and graph theory. Menger, who held academic positions in Europe and the United States, was widely published. The Karl Menger Award was established by a gift to Duke University from George and Eva Menger-Hammond, the daughter of Karl Menger.

**2021**

Nguyen (Nathan) Nguyen, Kevin Tu, Haoyang Yu

**2020**

Alex Damian, Jung Hwang, Yi Li

**2019 **

Putnam Competition: Alex Damian, Jerry Liu, Shicheng (Samson) Rao; ICM Outstanding Team: Vinit Ranjan, Junmo Ryang, Albert Xue

**2018**

Feng Gui, Jung Hwang, Yikai Wu, Zhenhua Liu

**2017**

Trung Can, Alex Damian, Tony Qiao, Cheryl Xueying Wang, Vinit Ranjan, Junmo Ryang, Kelly Zhang

**2016**

Alex Milu, Trung Can, Feng Gui, Tony Qiao

**2015**

Trung Can, Alex Milu, Tony Qiao

**2014**

Daniel Vitek, Leslie Lei Lei, Tony Qiao

**2013**

Daniel Vitek, Michael Banaszek, David Builes, Alexandru Milu

**2012**

Daniel Vitek, Michael Banaszek, Vivek Bhattacharya

**2011**

Misha Lavrov, Vivek Bhattacharya, Siyang Chen, Vivek Bhattacharya, Alan Guo, Misha Lavrov

**2010**

Misha Lavrov, Wutichai Chongchitmate, Matthew Rognlie, Peng Shi, Vivek Bhattacharya, Veronica Ciocanel, Alan Guo, Yingyi Shen, Daniel Vitek, Jiaqi Yan

**2009**

Jason Ferguson, Misha Lavrov, Aaron Pollack, Wutichai Chongchitmate, Matthew Rognlie

**2008**

Joonhahn Cho, Brian Choi, Tirasan Khandhawit, Aaron Pollack, Lingren Zhang

**2007**

Jason Ferguson, Tirasan Khandhawit, Peng Shi, Lingren Zhang

**2006**

Kshipra Bhawalkar, Nikifor Bliznashki, Lingren Zhang

**2005**

Nikifor Bliznashki, Oaz Nir, Lingren Zhang

**2004**

David Greig Arthur, Nikifor Bliznashki, Oaz Nir

**2003**

David Greig Arthur, Matthew Atwood, Melanie Eggers Wood

**2002**

David Greig Arthur, Kevin David Lacker, Melanie Eggers Wood

**2001**

John Joseph Clyde, Jonathan Greely Curtis, Kevin David Lacker, Carl Alexander Miller

**2000**

John Joseph Clyde, Michael James Colsher, Kevin David Lacker

**1999**

John Joseph Clyde, Jonathan Greely Curtis, Jr, Kevin David Lacker

**1998**

Jonathan Curtis, Andrew Dittmer, Noam Shazeer

**1997**

Andrew Dittmer, Robert Schneck, Noam Shazeer

**1996**

Johanna Miller, Noam Shazeer, Tung Tran

**1995**

James Harrington, Robert Schneck, Noam Shazeer

**1994**

Andrew Dittmer, Craig Gentry, Jeffrey Vanderkam

**1993**

Craig Gentry, Alexander Hartemink, Jeffrey Vanderkam

**1992**

David Bigham, David Jones, Jeffrey Vanderkam

**1991**

Jeanne Nielsen, William Schneeberger, Jeffrey Vanderkam

**1990**

William Schneeberger