Congratulations to Alliance Mentor William Yslas Vélez on his selection to receive the Gweneth Humphreys Award . The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will present the Fourth Annual M. Gweneth Humphreys Award to William Yslas Vélez, Professor of Mathematics and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona, at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in Baltimore, MD in January 2014.
Vélez is known for his ability to encourage women to study mathematics and pursue mathematical careers. Particularly impressive is his success in instilling confidence in first generation and minority students who are often struggling to overcome expectations based on cultural gender. Click here to read the whole press release from the Association for Women in Mathematics.