Nomination for the Janet Liou-Mark Student Mathematics Award

In November 2019, the Metropolitan New York Section of the MAA created the Janet Liou-Mark Student Mathematics Award to annually honor two undergraduate students who currently conduct research in mathematics or mathematics education. The two recipients must be student members of the Mathematical Association of America by the date of the Section meeting at which the award is presented. The first recipient must be from an underrepresented minority group,* and the second recipient may be from any background.

Each year at the annual Metro NY Section meeting, the two chosen undergraduate students will be recognized with the Janet Liou-Mark Student Mathematics Award. They will be expected to present their research at the annual meeting, and they will receive a $250 award.

Applications for the award are to be sent to David Seppala-Holtzman at dholtzman@sjcny.edu. Applications are due by March 15, 2022 and must include
1. a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor or advisor;
2. a statement detailing the student's research in mathematics or mathematics education and their future aspirations in their field of study; and
3. a statement describing what contribution(s) the student will make to further the study of mathematics for others (tutoring, group work, Peer-Led Team Learning, Supplementary Instruction, etc.).

Dr. Janet Liou-Mark was the Chair of the Metropolitan New York Section of the MAA from 2018 to August 2020 (resigned). She was the former Vice Chair for Four-Year Colleges (2012–2015) and the former Vice Chair for Two-Year Colleges (2009–2012). She was awarded the 2014¬†Award for Distinguished Teaching and the 2019 Award for Distinguished Service. In her various roles, she was consistently an avid supporter of providing opportunities and access for students of all backgrounds.

Background Funding: In August 2020, a donation of $2000 was given by Janet Liou-Mark and family. This donation will provide funding for the recipients of this award from 2021 through 2024. Starting in 2025, the scholarship fund will be continued by Tony Liou.

* Students should indicate which of the following groups they belong to: women, Black students, Latinx students, Native American students, Native Pacific Islander students, first-generation college students, or students with disabilities.