The Association for Women in Mathematics is pleased to announce that the 2022 Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education will be presented to Vilma Mesa, Professor of Education and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.  Mesa is recognized for her  distinguished contributions to mathematics education research at the collegiate level, for her teaching and mentorship, and as an  advocate for access to mathematics for women and members of underprivileged populations. 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.

Established in 1991, the Hay Award recognizes outstanding achievements in any area of mathematics education. Louise Hay was widely recognized for her contributions to mathematical logic, for her strong leadership as Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for her devotion to students, and for her lifelong commitment to nurturing the talent of young women and men. The annual presentation of this award is intended to highlight the importance of mathematics education and to evoke the memory of all that Hay exemplified as a teacher, scholar, administrator, and human being.