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Candice Renee Price
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Iowa
Known for DNA Topology
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Smith College
Doctoral advisor Isabel Darcy

Candice Renee Price is an African-American mathematician and is an Associate professor at Smith College. She, along with Erica Graham, Raegan Higgins, and Shelby Wilson created the website Mathematically Gifted and Black which features the contributions of modern-day black mathematicians. She is an advocate for greater representation of females and people of color in the STEM fields. Price's area of mathematical research is DNA topology.

from California State University, Chico and a master's degree (2007) from San Francisco State University. She earned her doctoral degree (2012) in mathematics from the University of Iowa under the advisement of Isabel Darcy.

Career and Research

Price was a 2013 MAA Project NExT fellow. She is currently an Associate professor at Smith College. She previously held similar positions at the University of San Diego and West Point (United States Military Academy).

Price is one of the founding organizers of the Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) whose inaugural meeting was in 2011. This annual symposium is a multi-day event that features the research of algebra and topology graduate students as well as providing career and professional development opportunities. In 2017, Price is one of four mathematicians that started the website Mathematically Gifted and Black, for which she was awarded the 2022 Presidential Recognition Award of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Coinciding with Black History Month, every day in February they highlight the life and works of modern-day black mathematicians. She co-delivered an invited plenary address at the 2021 National Math Festival. She will deliver a Mathematical Association of America (MAA) invited lecture at MathFest 2021.

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