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Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

This award is given annually to a mathematician (or group of mathematicians) who has made significant contributions of lasting value to mathematics education.

Priorities of the award include recognition of:
(a) accomplished mathematicians who have worked directly with pre-college teachers to enhance teachers' impact on mathematics achievement for all students, or
(b) sustainable and replicable contributions by mathematicians to improving the mathematics education of students in the first two years of college.

About this Award

The Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics was established by the AMS Committee on Education in 2013. The endowment fund that supports the award was established in 2012 by a contribution from Kenneth I. and Mary Lou Gross in honor of their daughters Laura and Karen.

The US$1,000 award is given annually.

Most Recent Award: 2023

Ulrica Wilson, Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College, will receive the 2023 AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in recognition of her contributions to numerous initiatives that have impacted nearly every segment of the mathematics community, including K-12 students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and mathematics faculty. Dr. Wilson's steadfast commitments to excellence in mathematics education, equity, and mentorship are central themes in her work.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Award:  January 2024

Nomination Period:  February 1-May 31

Nomination Procedure: 

Letters of nomination may be submitted by one or more individuals. The letter of nomination should describe the significant contributions made by the nominee(s) and provide evidence of the impact these contributions have made on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The letter of nomination should not exceed two pages, and may include supporting documentation not to exceed three additional pages. A brief curriculum vitae for each nominee should also be included. The non-winning nominations will automatically be reconsidered, without further updating, for the awards to be presented over the next two years. 

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