JPBM Communications Award

This award is given each year to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences.

About this Award

This award was established by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) in 1988.  JPBM  is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Statistical Association.

Up to two awards of US$2,000 are made annually.  Both mathematicians and non-mathematicians are eligible.

Most Recent Award: 2020

Chris Budd receives the 2020 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award "for his passionate popularization of mathematics. Through his positions at Gresham College, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, his books, and his work with science festivals and schools, he inspires audiences of all ages." James Tanton is also a recipient "for global leadership in high school mathematics instruction. Through his "G'Day Math!" online courses, MAA Curriculum Inspirations, numerous textbooks, and the Global Math Project, he is inspiring millions to learn, and teach, math in wonderful new ways."

Award announcement as seen in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Award:  January 2021

Nomination Period:  Open

Nomination Procedure: 

Nominations should be submitted on mathprograms.org. Note: Nominations collected before September 15th in year N, will be considered for an award in year N+2.

Please contact Steven Ferrucci, sxf@ams.org or 401-455-4113, with questions.