Massey Recognized with Blackwell-Tapia PrizeMay 3, 2006
The winner of the 2006 Blackwell-Tapia Prize is William Massey of Princeton University [see http://www.ima.umn.edu/2006-2007/SW11.3-4.06/massey.html for a press release].
The Blackwell-Tapia Prize is given once every two years to a mathematical scientist who has contributed and continues to contribute significantly to research in his or her field of expertise and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from under-represented minority groups or contributed in other significant ways to addressing the problem of the under-representation of minorities in mathematics. It is awarded in conjunction with the Blackwell-Tapia Conference. The aim of this conference is to inform the next generation of students about career opportunities in mathematics and to provide a chance for them to network with other students and with mathematical scientists who play a leadership role in their communities.
The 2006 BT conference will be held at the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications) on November 3 and 4.
The Blackwell-Tapia Conference complements the Diversity Day activities held at the SIAM Annual Meeting.