Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award 2013
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) presented ten women with the inaugural AWM Service Award at the AWM Reception held during the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA, January 9-12, 2013. The AWM Service Award, established by the AWM Executive Committee in November 2012, recognizes individuals for helping to promote and support women in mathematics through exceptional voluntary service to the Association for Women in Mathematics. After an inaugural class of ten awardees, the award will be given annually to one or two AWM members in recognition of their extensive time and effort devoted to AWM activities during the previous seven years. Presidents (past, present, and elected) and current officers are not eligible for the award.
From a vast list of volunteers, the inaugural awardees were chosen for their extensive work and service to AWM during recent years.
Margaret Bayer, University of Kansas, for her service since 2003 as the Book Review Editor for the bimonthly AWM Newsletter.
Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University, for her service as Web editor (2004–2012). Holly contributed to and supervised the website redesign by Google volunteers together with the AWM Web Task Force, and the website’s move to a new host.
Rebecca Goldin, George Mason University, for her service as AWM’s representative to the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), and as a member of the Long-Range Planning, Michler Prize, and Policy & Advocacy Committees.
Rebecca Herb, Emerita, University of Maryland College Park, for her service as AWM Treasurer (2004–2012), and her help during AWM’s transition from its headquarters at the University of Maryland to the management company STAT.
Victoria Howle, Texas Tech University for founding the AWM Essay Contest in 2001. She secured the initial funding for the contest from Sandia and continued serving on the Essay Contest Committee, which she chaired from 2001 through January 2009.
Pao-sheng Hsu, retired faculty, independent consultant and researcher, for her role in establishing the Teacher Partnership, long-time service on the Education Committee which included representing AWM at the CBMS Forum in 2009 and 2010, and service on the AWM Web Task Force (2008–2010).
Krystyna Kuperberg, Auburn University, for her service as a member of the AWM Executive Committee (2004 – 2008) and as a PI and co-PI on two AWM travel grants from the National Science Foundation (2005–2009; 2009–2013).
Rachel Kuske, University of British Columbia for founding the AWM Mentor Network in 2001, which she managed until 2007. At that time she helped with the transition to have the network run by a committee and served on the committee in an advisory capacity.
Shari Moskow, Drexel University for her service as AWM representative to the Institute for Mathematics and its Application Workshop in 2009, as a co-PI on the AWM travel grant from the National Science Foundation and a current Department of Energy grant supporting the AWM workshop at the SIAM annual meetings, and as a member of the Long-range Planning Committee.
Erica Voolich, Mathematics Educator, Somerville Mathematics Fund, for her role in establishing the Teacher Partnership and long-time service on the Education Committee, which included representing AWM at the CBMS Forum in 2009, 2010 and 2011.