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Council on Prizes and Awards

MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof Christine StevensChair2/01/20141/31/2018
Sheldon AxlerMember1/02/20121/31/20152nd Term
Dr Sylvia T BozemanMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Prof. Ezra A BrownMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Carl C CowenMember1/01/20141/31/20172nd Term
Stephen L DavisMember2/01/20141/31/2017
Underwood DudleyMember2/01/20131/31/20162nd Term
Dr Patricia L HaleMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Dr Daniel P MakiMember2/01/20131/31/2016
Dr Elizabeth J TelesMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Committee Charges
12/10/2010The Council on Prizes and Awards should, on a regular basis, review all existing and proposed MAA awards with respect to:
1. The amount of the award stipend
2. The frequency of the award
3. The criteria for giving the award
4. The procedures for determining the award recipient(s) and make recommendations to the Board of Governors on these and any other issues that may arise involving prizes and awards. In addition, the council shall recommend to the appropriate body procedures for the establishment of new awards.
AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on the Morgan Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Kathleen R FowlerChair1/01/20141/14/2016SIAM Rep
Bela BajnokMember1/01/20131/31/2016MAA Representative
Johnny GuzmanMember2/01/20131/31/2016AMS Representative
Reza Malek-MadaniMember2/01/20121/31/2015SIAM Representative
Susan E. MartonosiMember1/01/20131/31/2016MAA Representative
Committee Charges
5/20/2013GUIDELINES August 1, 2012
1. The Morgan Prize, endowed by a gift from Mrs. Frank (Brennie) Morgan, is awarded to an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics.
2. The recipient(s) will receive an award of $1,200 and a certificate. If the Prize is given for joint work, the cash award will be divided among the recipients.
3. No more than one Prize shall be awarded each year.
4. In addition, one or more nominees may receive a Certificate of Honorable Mention.
5. If no other funding is available, income from the Prize fund may be used to pay normal travel costs for a winner to attend the award ceremony and registration for the meeting at which the prize is awarded.
6. A nominee for the Prize must have been an undergraduate at a college or university in Canada, Mexico or the United States or its possessions in December of the year prior to her or his nomination.
7. Nomination of a student for the Prize may be made by any individual including the nominee (self nomination).
8. Every nomination for the Prize must include the nominee's research paper or papers and at least one letter of support from a person, normally a faculty member, familiar with the student's research.
9. Research paper(s) supporting the nomination must have been submitted to a journal, to a member of the mathematics department of the student's institution (as in the case of an undergraduate thesis), or posted on an online archive such as arXiv.org prior to the student's graduation. Publication of the research is not required. The research need not be confined to a single paper; it may be contained in several papers.
5/20/201310. Nominations must be received by the Secretary of the AMS by June 30 of the year prior to the award on behalf of students who were undergraduates in December of the previous year.
11. Prize recipients are selected by a standing joint committee of the AMS, MAA, and SIAM (AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on the Morgan Prize). The joint committee is to consist of six members, each to serve for a term of three years, two appointed by the President of each society. The decisions of this Committee should be final.
12. The AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Committee on the Morgan Prize is to submit the name(s) of prize winner(s) and those to receive honorable mention, along with citations appropriate for a prize booklet, to the Secretary of MAA no later than September 15 of the year prior to the award.
13. At least two of every three consecutive awards of the prize shall occur at a joint national meeting of the AMS and MAA. SIAM may choose to present the award at its national meeting in place of the joint AMS/MAA meeting. If SIAM chooses to give the award at its national meeting, then they should notify the Secretary of the MAA before September 15 prior to the year of the award.
14. If the award is to be presented at a national meeting of SIAM, the citations for the winner(s) and honorable mention(s) should appear in the prize booklet of the JMM in the year of the award along with a note that they will be presented at the SIAM meeting.
15. Commencing in 2012, and every five years thereafter, the guidelines for the Morgan Prize shall be reviewed by the governing bodies of the AMS, MAA, and SIAM, according to each society's rules and procedures.
Committee on Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Walter R StromquistConsultant1/16/20106/30/2016Ex Officio, Editor of Mathematics Magazine
Dr. Gerard G EastMember1/01/20126/30/2015
Megan M KerrMember7/01/20126/30/2016
Keith E MellingerMember7/01/20146/30/2018
Dr. Judith A PalagalloMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with selecting outstanding expository articles published in Mathematics Magazine.
Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years. Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
The editor of Mathematics Magazine shall serve as a consultant on the committee during their term as editor and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Judy A HoldenerChair2/01/20141/31/2016
Dr. Lisa DeMeyerMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Michael John DorffMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Dr Erica L FlapanMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Prof. Daniel E FlathMember1/01/20121/31/2016
Prof. Thomas R HagedornMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Dr Andrew C.F. LiuMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Dr. Jacci WhiteMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Committee Charges
1/28/2011The primary charge to this committee is to select annually up to three candidates for the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, and recommend these to the Board of Governors for their approval.
This committee shall revise as necessary the guidelines for selecting section award winners, describing in detail the information to be sought from nominators, specifying both content and format, and listing ways of documenting extraordinary accomplishment in teaching mathematics in college or university. Sections shall submit to the standing committee by March 1 the names of the Section award winners together with the documentation. The committee shall select, no later than the following summer, no more than three MAA-award winners from those named by the Sections, with the provision that one of the winners may be selected from another source.
Additional duties, in support of this primary charge are as follows;
For the whole committee:
An annual meeting of the committee at the joint AMS-MAA winter meetings. Ongoing review of policy and procedure (eligibility guidelines, nomination form, selection process, rules for who may be selected for the award); suggested changes to be reviewed by the Coordinating Council on Awards, and when necessary, approved by the Executive Council and Board of Governors. Review of all nomination packets received by the National Secretary by March 1 (and forwarded to committee members), and selection (by a multi-screening process and discussion by email) of the final candidates for the Haimo Award, to be recommended to the Board of Governors for approval at their summer meeting at Mathfest.
For the chair of the committee:
Maintain current information on the MAA Section Teaching Award and Haimo Award web sites (by informing the national MAA webmaster of updates in a timely manner). Compose information to be sent t
3/28/2011Committee Composition
The Haimo committee shall consist of eight members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. two new members each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed fo fulfill and unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on Edyth May Sliffe Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Tina H StraleyChair2/01/20131/31/2016
Dr Steven R DunbarConsultant1/24/2002MAA Staff
Charles Ray Garner Jr.Member2/01/20141/31/2017
Dr Jerrold W GrossmanMember7/01/20146/30/2017Ex Officio, Chair AMC 12
Dr Norbert J KuenziMember2/01/20141/31/2017Ex Officio, Chair AMC 8
Ms. Susan Schwartz WildstromMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with selection of the recipients of the Edyth May Sliffe Awards. The procedures were recommended by this committee and approved by the Executive and Finance Committees, August 6, 1988.
Committee Composition
The Sliffe Committee shall consist of three appointed members and the following two ex-officio members: the Chair of the AMC 8 Subcommittee and the Chair of the AMC12 Subcommittee. The Director of the AMC is a consultant to the committee
The appointed members shall have a non-renewable term of three years.
The terms of the appointed members are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).
The Chair shall be an appointed member of the Committee.
Former appointed members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of three years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
The Director of the AMC shall serve as a consultant to the Committee.
Committee on External Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Paul M ZornChair2/01/20131/31/2015Past President
Prof Robert L DevaneyMember1/01/20131/31/2016Ex officio, President
Prof Gerald J PorterMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Ann E WatkinsMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with identifying external awards and nominating MAA candidates for those awards. The Past President becomes the chair of the external awards committee for two years until there is a new Past President.
Committee on George Polya Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Natacha Camara Fontes-MerzChair7/01/20136/30/2016
Prof Michael G HenleConsultant1/01/20096/30/2015Ex Officio, Editor, College Mathematics Journal
Prof Curtis GreeneMember7/01/20146/30/2018
Meredith Lynn GreerMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Dr. Andrew V SillsMember7/01/20126/30/2015
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with selecting outstanding expository articles published in the College Mathematics Journal. Each committee member serves for four years. Committee members should not serve over a period when they have an article that would be eligible for the award.
Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years. Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
The editor of The College Mathematics Journal shall serve as a consultant on the committee during their term as editor and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on George Polya Lecturers
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Prof. Colin C AdamsChair2/01/20131/31/2017
Dr. Douglas E EnsleyMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Dr Carl B PomeranceMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Dr. Judy L WalkerMember1/01/20121/31/2016
Committee Charges
1/28/2011Committee Composition
The Polya Lecture Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term fo one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on Henry L. Alder Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Sommer Elizabeth GentryChair2/01/20141/31/2015
Dr. Alissa S CransMember1/01/20131/31/2016
Eric S EggeMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Jennifer McLoud-MannMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Committee Charges
3/28/2011 Committee Composition
The Alder Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee On Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Awards
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Robert A StyerChair7/01/20146/30/2015
Dr Scott T ChapmanConsultant1/01/20126/30/2018Ex Officio, Editor of American Mathematical Monthly
Ms Aimee S JohnsonMember7/01/20126/30/2016
Tanya L LeiseMember7/01/20146/30/2018
Prof. Margaret M RobinsonMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with selecting outstanding expository articles published in the American Mathematical Monthly.
Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
The editor of the American Mathematical Monthly shall serve as a consultant on the committee during theirterm as editor and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on the Annie and John Selden Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Ms Barbara E EdwardsChair2/01/20131/31/2015
Dr. Margaret KinzelMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Dr. David E MeelMember1/16/20101/31/2015
Dr Annie A SeldenMember2/10/20051/31/2050Consultant
Dr. Rina ZazkisMember1/01/20131/31/2015Term begins January 1, 2013
Committee Charges
1/28/2011The aim of this prize is to promote and recognize research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME). It is to be given every other year to a researcher who has been in the field at most ten years; that is, it has been at most 10 years since her/his Ph.D. in mathematics education, or for those not holding a doctorate in education, since publication of her/his first paper in RUME. The recipient should have a significant record of published work in RUME, normally several articles in reputable journals, or in Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education (which is refereed like a research journal). Membership in MAA is not required for recipients of the Prize.

The Prize is to be presented during the Prize Session of the MathFest in the summer of alternate years. The recipient is to be decided by a Selden Prize Committee that is appointed by the President of MAA in consultation with the Executive Committee of SIGMAA on RUME.

The Prize is to include a certificate and a citation, written by the selection Committee, published as part of the Joint Mathematics Meetings Prize Session, and posted on the SIGMAA on RUME website.

Committee Composition:
The Selden Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed in consultation with the Executive Committee of the SIGMAA on RUME, for a non-renewable term of four years.
Each recipient of the Prize is to be invited to serve on the Committee for the next four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e.two new members in each odd numbered year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Annie Selden may serve as a consultant to the Committee.
Committee on the Beckenbach Book Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
William W DunhamChair1/01/20121/31/2016
Prof. Susanna S EppMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Prof. Daniel J HrozencikMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Prof Carol S WoodMember1/01/20131/31/2015
Committee Charges
1/28/2011The Beckenbach Book Prize, established in 1986, is the successor to the MAA Book Prize established in 1982. It is named for the late Edwin Beckenbach, a long-time leader in the publications program of the Association and a well-known professor of mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. The Prize of $2,500 is intended to recognize the author(s) of a distinguished, innovative book published by the MAA and to encourage the writing of such books. The award is not given on a regularly scheduled basis. To be considered for the Beckenbach Prize a book must have been published during the five years preceding the Award.
Committee Composition
The Beckenbach Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on the Chauvenet Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Harold P BoasChair2/01/20131/31/2016
Dr. Nathan Carlson CarterMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Prof. Susan Jane ColleyMember1/01/20131/31/2017
Dr. Linda P RothschildMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with nominating a recipient for the prize. The nomination must be approved by the Board of Governors. Each member of the committee serves for four years, acting as committee chair in the last year of his or her term. Committee members should not serve over a period of time when they have an article that might be eligible for the award.
Committee Composition
The Chauvenet Prize Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on the David Robbins Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
David M BressoudChair2/01/20141/31/2018
Dr Rebecca GoldinMember1/01/20121/31/2018
Prof. Fan Chung GrahamMember1/01/20141/31/2020
Dr. Robin PemantleMember2/01/20141/31/2020
Committee Charges
3/25/2011Committee Composition
The Robbins Award Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of six years.
Two members shall be appointed in each year that equals two mod 3.
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of six years, except that members appointed to fill an unexpired term of less than three years may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Members of the committee should be selected who are familiar with the fields eligible for the prize, algebra, combinatorics, and discrete mathematics. Ideally, the committee should include one or more mathematicians from outside of academia and someone who knew David Robbins or his work.
Committee on the Euler Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Mr. Richard Sheldon PalaisChair2/01/20141/31/2015
Dr Dennis M DeturckMember1/01/20131/31/2018
Prof Barbara L OsofskyMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Peter RossMember1/01/20111/31/2016
Prof Daina TaiminaMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Committee Charges
8/31/2011The Euler Book Prize is awarded annually to an author or authors of an outstanding book about mathematics. The Prize is intended to recognize authors of exceptionally well written books with a positive impact on the public's view of mathematics and to encourage the writing of such books. Eligible books include mathematical monographs at the undergraduate level, histories, biographies, works of fiction, poetry; collections of essays, and works on mathematics as it is related to other areas of arts and sciences. To be considered for the Euler Prize a book must be published during the five years preceding the award and must be in English.
3/25/2011Committee Composition
The Euler Committee shall consist of five members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of five years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of five years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee On the Mary P. Dolciani Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Mr Daniel J TeagueChair11/04/20131/01/2015
Judith V GrabinerMember10/01/20131/31/2017
Prof Deborah Hughes HallettMember10/01/20131/31/2015
Ms Elizabeth MayfieldMember10/01/20131/13/2017
Prof. David R StoneMember10/01/20131/31/2015
Committee Charges
9/16/2013The Committee was approved by the Board of Governors on January 8, 2013 at the Board of Governors meeting in San Diego, CA.
The Mary P. Dolciani Award Committee shall consist of six members, each appointed for a nonrenewable term of three years. The terms are staggered (i.e., two new members each year). Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of three years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed for a full term.
Committee on the Merten Hasse Prize
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr Amy E KsirChair2/01/20141/31/2016
Prof Thomas Marshall FioreMember1/01/20141/31/2018
Dr Dennis M LucianoMember1/01/20141/31/2018
John MeierMember2/01/20121/31/2016
Committee Charges
1/28/2011The Merten Hasse Prize is for a noteworthy expository paper appearing in an Association publication, at least one of whose authors is less than forty years of age at the time of acceptance of the paper. The committee is charged with nominating a recipient for this prize. The nomination must be approved by the Board of Governors. Committee members should not serve over a period when they have an article that would be eligible for the award.
Committee Composition
The Hasse Award Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years.
Two members shall be appointed for terms beginning in each even numbered year.
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
Committee on the Trevor Evans Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Sarah J GreenwaldChair7/01/20136/30/2015
Mr Stephen AbbottConsultant1/01/20106/30/2015Ex Officio, Editor of Math Horizons
Bruce F TorrenceConsultant1/01/20106/30/2015Ex Officio, Editor of Math Horizons
Jeffrey BoernerMember7/01/20146/30/2018
Ryan Skip GaribaldiMember7/01/20136/30/20163 year term
Denny GulickMember7/01/20136/30/2017
Committee Charges
1/28/2011Committee Composition
This committee shall consist of four members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of four years. Appointments to this committee begin on July 1.
The terms are staggered (i.e., one new member each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
The editor of Math Horizons shall serve as a consultant on the committee during their term and for eighteen months beyond their term end.
Committee on the Yueh-Gin Gung and Charles Y. Hu Award
MemberPositionTerm BeginsTerm Ends Comments
Dr. Jennifer J QuinnChair2/01/20141/31/2016
Annalisa CrannellMember2/01/20141/31/2017
Joseph A GallianMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Ms Elizabeth MayfieldMember1/01/20121/31/2015
Prof. Robert Eugene MegginsonMember1/01/20131/31/2016
James J TattersallMember1/01/20141/31/2017
Committee Charges
1/28/2011This committee is charged with nominating a recipient for this annual award. The nomination must be approved by the Board of Governors.
Committee Composition
The Gung/Hu Committee shall consist of six members, each appointed for a non-renewable term of three years.
The terms are staggered (i.e. two new members each year).
Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of three years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.

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