The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) established the JPBM Communications Award in 1988 to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences. Since 2016, the prize may be awarded in two categories: For Public Outreach and For Expository and Popular Books. Up to two awards are made annually.

The nominating committee consists of one representative from each member society of the JPBM. The committee's selection process is chaired by the society chairing JPBM for the year. JPBM is a collaborative effort of SIAM, the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

The prize may be awarded to any mathematician or non-mathematician who meets the general guideline of the prize description.

- A short description of the canidate's work that is the basis of the nomination
- Candidate's CV

Kansas State University

Carleton College

Nicholas Higham

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester

Catherine Roberts

American Mathematical Society

American Mathematical Society

The JPBM Communications Award includes a $2,000 monetary award. The JPBM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in accepting the award.

The JPBM Communications Award will next be awarded in January 2019 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

The award will be presented at the Prize Session and Reception during the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The announcement of the award will appear in *SIAM News*, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.

The funds for this award are dedicated by the Joint Policy Board on Mathematics.

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