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MAA Announces the 2024 Recipient of the Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Distinguished Service Award

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is excited to announce Michael Dorff as the 2024 recipient of the most prestigious award for distinguished service to mathematics. 

Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Distinguished Service Award 

This award honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to mathematics and significantly and positively influenced the field of mathematical education on a national scale. 

About This Year’s Recipient

Michael Dorff's exceptional service to the field has revolutionized undergraduate research, creating opportunities for students and faculty to engage in meaningful collaborative discovery. Dorff's impact extends far beyond his own projects, as his innovative initiatives have paved the way for a more inclusive and vibrant mathematical community.

Dorff's visionary proposals for multiple grants have fostered diverse and dynamic research environments, enabling thousands of undergraduates and faculty mentors to experience the joys of mathematical exploration. His dedication to creating equitable research opportunities has drawn countless individuals into the field, expanding access and participation across different populations.

Through his commitment to fostering a sense of community within the mathematical realm, Dorff's work has had a profound influence on the discipline. He has not only opened new avenues for research but also inspired future generations to continue his legacy of transformative leadership in the realm of undergraduate research.

"I am honored and grateful to be one of the award recipients and would like to dedicate the award to my family," said Dorff. "Thank you for recognizing the impact of my work. This award is a testament to the countless students and faculty members who have embraced the journey of mathematical discovery with me. Together, we have made remarkable progress in expanding the horizons of undergraduate research."

This prestigious award highlights Dorff's unwavering commitment to creating meaningful and inclusive research experiences for students and faculty. His contributions will undoubtedly continue to shape the future of mathematics and inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

More information on the award and how to submit a nomination

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