AWM Honors Maria Helena Noronha with Humphreys Award for Mentoring

The Association for Women in Mathematics is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 M. Gweneth Humphreys Award will be presented to Maria Helena Noronha, Professor Emerita of Mathematics at California State University Northridge, in recognition of her outstanding mentoring of undergraduate women in mathematics, and her creation of programs and pathways for those under-represented in mathematics to excel and thrive in the profession. The award will be presented during the Joint Prize Session on Wednesday January 5, 2022, 4:25 p.m.-5:25 p.m. (PST) at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, WA. You can read the full
announcement by AWM here.


This award is named for M. Gweneth Humphreys (1911–2006).  Professor Humphreys earned her master’s degree from Smith College and her PhD at age 23 from the University of Chicago in 1935. She taught mathematics to women for her entire career, at Mount St. Scholastica College, Sophie Newcomb College, and finally for over thirty years at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. This award, funded by contributions from her former students and colleagues at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, recognizes her commitment to and her profound influence on undergraduate students of mathematics.