Ami Radunskaya Will Receive AAAS Mentor Award
Ami Radunskaya, professor of mathematics at Pomona College, will receive the 2016 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her work to increase the number of women pursuing doctorates in mathematics. The award will be bestowed upon Radunskaya during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Feb. 16-20, 2017.
The AAAS Mentor Award honors AAAS members who have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, pursuing Ph.D.’s in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and who have demonstrated scholarship, activism, and community building on behalf of underrepresented groups in STEM fields. The award includes a $5,000 prize.
Radunskaya has been on the faculty at Pomona College for two decades. In addition to being a member of AAAS, Radunskaya serves on the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Advisory Committee on Diversity and is President-elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). She helped organize the Women in Mathematics Symposium at IPAM in 2011, and will co-organize the AWM Research Symposium, to be held at UCLA in April 2017.