The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established a prize in memory of M. Gweneth Humphreys to recognize outstanding mentorship activities. This prize will be awarded annually to a mathematics teacher (female or male) who has encouraged female undergraduate students to pursue mathematical careers and/or the study of mathematics at the graduate level. The recipient will receive a cash prize and honorary plaque and will be featured in an article in the AWM newsletter. The award is open to all regardless of nationality and citizenship. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.

The 2012 Humphreys Award will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA, January 2012. The nomination should include:

1. A one to three page letter of nomination highlighting the exceptional contributions of the candidate to be recognized; the name, position, institution, address, phone, and e-mail address of the nominee and the nominator should be included in the cover letter.
2. A list of female students mentored by the nominee during their undergraduate years, with a brief account of their post-baccalaureate mathematical careers and/or graduate study in the mathematical sciences.
3. Supporting letters from colleagues and/or students; at least one letter from a current or former student of the candidate must be included.
4. The nominee’s vita.

Nomination materials for this award should be compiled into 1 PDF file and submitted online at by April 30, 2011.

All submitted materials become the property of the AWM. At the request of the nominator, nominations can remain active for two additional years, and the nominator can update the application materials. More information about the award is available here.

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