WASHINGTON, DC - The Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) most prestigious award for service, will be awarded to Philip Uri Treisman of the University of Texas at Austin and the MAA Texas Section on Jan. 17, 2019 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the world's largest gathering of mathematicians, in Baltimore.
"Uri's contributions to our community, and most importantly his efforts to expand access and opportunity for all students, have inspired all of us interested in building mathematical capacity," said Michael Pearson, executive director of the MAA. "His work has demonstrated the profound obstacles faced by so many from traditionally underserved populations, as well as the potential through careful attention to our programs, to help all students succeed. The MAA is pleased to be able to recognize his dedication and service to the future of mathematics."
The MAA recognizes Treisman for his extraordinary leadership in strengthening mathematics and science education throughout the K-20 spectrum, supporting mathematics achievement and equity for historically disenfranchised groups, and promoting innovation, productive partnerships, and community service.
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