Michigan Section MAA Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations for the 2022 award are now being accepted, and must be received by December 31, 2021 to be considered. The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee strongly urges departments or individuals to nominate deserving faculty for this award. We recognize that there are many outstanding teachers in the section, but we can consider only those who are nominated.

The committee particularly welcomes nominations of individuals from groups (or type of institutions) that have historically been under-represented in mathematics or in the list of previous recipients of the award on the Section's history webpage. The person selected by the committee will be presented with the award at the 2022 annual meeting of the Michigan section and will also, upon receipt of additional supporting material, become the Michigan section nominee for the national MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

The nomination form is available as a Microsoft Word document at the section's website. Send an electronic copy of the completed form to Yunus Zeytuncu <zeytuncu@umich.edu>; please use "Michigan DTA Nomination" in the subject line. Anyone may make a nomination (of someone else; self-nomination is not permitted), but nominations from chairs in departments of mathematical sciences are especially solicited.

Anyone may make a nomination (of someone else; self-nomination is not permitted), but nominations from chairs in departments of mathematical sciences are especially requested. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must:

Distinguished Service Award

Nominations are being solicited for the MAA Michigan Section's 2022 Distinguished Service Award. Nominations should include the nominee's service in their home department as well as service to the section, and any service performed for national mathematics organizations or for the promotion of mathematics in a local community. Please send nominations to Victor Piercey <VictorPiercey@ferris.edu>. The awards committee will accept nominations until January 31, 2022. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes service to the Section and is presented at the annual meetings of the Michigan Section. Current and past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are listed on the Section's history webpage.

Certificate of Meritorious Service

The Certificate of Meritorious Service recognizes service at the national and section level and is presented once every five years at the annual meetings of the Michigan Section. Current and past recipients of the Certificate of Meritorious Service are listed on the Section's history webpage.

Ron Mosier Memorial Award for Student Presentations

This award is presented to the student (or students) with the most outstanding talk at the annual meeting of the MAA Michigan Section. Ron Mosier was a mathematician whose contributions to the subject spanned both pure and applied areas, from linear lattices to camshaft design. He loved mathematics, and he always was ready to listen, talk, or discuss any topic related to it. He was a regular attendee at the annual meeting, and one of the things he most enjoyed was the student talks. To honor Ron's memory, the Michigan Section instituted this prize in his name. Current and past recipients of the Ron Mosier Memorial Award are listed on the Section's history webpage.

Abraham Edwards (left; Michigan State University) and Victor Piercey (right; Ferris State University) receiving the 2022 Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards, respectively.

Christine Phelps (CMU) receiving the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award from Gavin LaRose