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Award for Distinguished Public Service

The Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes a research mathematician who has made recent or sustained distinguished contributions to the mathematics profession through public service.

About this Award

The AMS Council established this award in response to a recommendation from its Committee on Science Policy.

The US$4,000 award is presented every two years.

Most Recent Award: 2024

Angel Pineda, a professor of mathematics at Manhattan College, will receive the 2024 AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service. Professor Pineda is honored "in recognition of his tireless work at the grassroots level supporting mathematicians living in challenged, resource-poor environments around the world and of the impact his example has had on national and international scientific organizations," according to the citation, which highlights his work in Cambodia.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Award:  January 2026

Nomination Period:  1 February - 31 May 2023

Nomination Procedure: 

Submit a letter of nomination describing the candidate's accomplishments, a CV for the nominee, and a brief citation that explains why the work is important.

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