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2009 Mathematical Association of America
Certificate for Meritorious Service

Citation to

Carl Cowen

The MAA is pleased to present Carl Cowen with the MAA's Certificate of Meritorious Service. Carl has made significant contributions to the Mathematical Association of America at both the section and national levels.

Carl Cowen is most widely recognized as a former President of the Mathematical Association of America. He has served on many national committees, including the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics Planning Committee. He has also been active on committees for SIAM, AMS, and the NSF.

Within the MAA, Carl was a co-founder and past-president of SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology, has been a member of the Joint Advisory Board for Focus and MAA Online, was chair of the recent Strategic Planning Group on Governance and a member of the 1999 New Agenda Planning Group, was chair of the Coordinating Council on Education, and is a frequent consultant for Project NExT.

A former Governor and Chair of the Indiana Section, Carl was awarded the 1995 Indiana Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching and the 2003 Indiana Section Award for Distinguished Service. In 1997, Carl received the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching. Over the course of his professional career, Carl has made over 40 presentations at MAA meetings, and has multiple articles published in the American Mathematical Monthly.

Carl Cowen is an extraordinary example of an effective contributor to the goals of the Mathematical Association of America at both local and national levels. He is well deserving of the Certificate of Meritorious Service.

Response from Carl C. Cowen

I'd like to thank my colleagues from the Indiana Section for nominating me for this award. I'd also like to thank my wife, Janice, and the rest of my family for supporting me in my work as a mathematician and teacher and especially in my work in the mathematical community.


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