R. Creighton Buck Prize Fund

The R. Creighton Buck Prize was established with a gift from Ellen F. Buck in November 1996 to honor her husband, R. Creighton Buck and to reward undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding creativity in mathematics. The prize is awarded to a graduating math major who has completed the best capstone experience as determined by the awards committee.

How to Apply
Students should first secure a nominator for the award. After a nominator has been secured, the student should begin the award application and enter the nominator as the reference for the award.

Conditions of Award
Annual awards will be made to outstanding graduating undergraduate students pursuing a major in Mathematics who complete the best “capstone” experience. A committee appointed by the Chair of the Department of Mathematics reviews and evaluates the applications based on these criteria. The number of awards may vary. Recipients are generally notified in late spring. The Math Department’s Awards Ceremony is always held at the end of the spring semester. Recipients must attend this ceremony and write a thank you letter to the donor.

Donor Information
The R. Creighton Buck Fund was established with a Memorandum of Agreement and gift from Ellen F. Buck in November 1996 to honor her husband, R. Creighton Buck. Neither Ellen nor R. Creighton Buck is a University of Wisconsin graduate.

Department of Mathematics
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your expected graduation date?
  2. Please provide a summary of your capstone project.
  3. Please provide a copy of your capstone project.
  4. Please provide the name and email address of a capstone supervisor/advisor that can write you a letter of nomination.