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Award for Distinguished Public Service Selection Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The Committee recommends a winner and communicates this recommendation to the Secretary for approval by the Executive Committee of the Council. The Committee nominates a recipient for an “Award for Distinguished Public Service” every two years to a research mathematician who has made recent or sustained distinguished contributions to the mathematics profession through public service. The award will be presented every two years during the Joint Mathematics Meeting. The award is in the amount of \$4,000.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Miscellaneous Information

The business of this committee can be done by email or videoconference.

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members

A list of current and past members is available at:

Past Winners

Citation for Public Service

(discontinued until further notice)

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