AMS Public Policy Award

As of January 2022, this award is no longer active.

About this Award

The prize was awarded to a public figure in recognition of sustained and exceptional contributions to public policies that foster support for research, education, and innovation.

Science and mathematics research and education contribute to our knowledge base, our scientific infrastructure, and out understanding of the world around us. Future innovation and new technologies depend on continued federal investments in science and mathematics. Even so, few government leaders devote significant efforts to developing public policies that recognize the importance of science and mathematics research and education. For this reason, and to encourage public leaders to devote a portion of their public policy efforts to the support of science and mathematics research and education, the AMS established this Policy Award to Public Officials.