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Excellence in Transforming Post-Secondary Education Award

TPSE Math is pleased to announce the Excellence in Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Math (eTPSE) Award for outstanding leadership in improving university and college education in the mathematical sciences.

This award will be given annually to one mathematician, math educator, statistician who is at a university, college, or professional organization. Preference will be given to those candidates who are in their early or mid career (i.e., first 12 years of their career).

Examples of areas for exemplary leadership include DEI, active learning, student preparation for non-academic careers, data science, interdisciplinary mathematics, faculty mentorship, or any primary areas of interest of the TPSE Math Advisory Groups. The recipient will receive an award certificate and a $1000 honorarium and will be recognized nationally on the TPSE website, TPSE’s LinkedIn page & newsletter. 

2024 eTPSE Award Recipient 

Dr. Alicia Prieto-Langarica

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Youngstown University 

Dr. Prieto Langarica is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and an Associate Director for the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) Project NExT. She received her Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 and her PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. Prieto Langarica’s research is in the intersection of mathematics and biology, specifically problems related to the medical field. She has a long record of working with undergraduate and high school students in research. Recently she started conducting research in data science and public policy.  

She was recognized with the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching from the MAA in 2019. She also won one of three MVPS from the 25 Under 35 Award in 2017 from the Mahoning Valley Young Professional Association, and was a finalist for the Athena Award in 2019 given by the Warren Regional Chamber. She holds positions in the Advisory Board for MAA Open Math and WYSU (Youngstown local NPR affiliate station) and is part of the board of directors for the Mahoning Valley Community Foundation. She is also the proposal advisor for the MAA Tensor women and Tensor SUMMA grants.

Nomination Process 

Eligibility

  • Individuals at a university, college, or professional organization are all eligible for nomination.

  • Preference will be given to those candidates who are in their early or mid career (i.e., first 12 years of their career).

  • Self-nominations are accepted.

Application Materials

  • Application form: Complete the linked Google form, which collects general information about the nominee

  • Nomination letter: A letter detailing the activities of the nominee related to leadership in transforming post-secondary education in the mathematical sciences and evidence of progress in those endeavors (two page limit)

  • Curriculum vitae: List only details relevant to the award (five page limit)

  • Letter from a colleague: A recommendation letter from a colleague of the nominee addressing the nominee's work and success in transforming post-secondary education in the mathematical sciences (one page limit).

 

Application materials should be compiled into and submitted as one PDF and emailed to admin@tpsemath.org.

Check back soon. 

Applications for the 2025 eTPSE Award open in October 2024. 

Questions? Email admin@tpsemath.org

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