SIAM AG on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions


Extract from OP-SF NET

Topic #6  --------------  OP-SF NET 4.1 --------------- January 15, 1997
From: OP-SF Net editor 
Subject: Joaquin Bustoz receives Presidential Mentoring Award

Joaquin Bustoz, Arizona State University, was one of 16 recipients of the
first Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and  
Engineering Mentoring named by U.S. President Clinton on September 25,
1996.  The award recognizes their work in "encouraging minorities, women
and persons with disabilities to earn degrees in science, mathematics and

The following information is taken from the December 1996 issue of FOCUS,
the Newsletter of the Mathematical Association of America: "Bustoz has  
received numerous teaching awards, and his research has been in analysis,
focusing most recently on orthogonal polynomials and special functions.
Since 1985 Bustoz has been involved in enhancing the number and quality of
minority students entering the university and intending to study
mathematics and science.  He initiated and directs a Math-Science Honors
Program at ASU, which provides an intense introduction to university
mathematics to two hundred high school students each summer.  As a direct
result of the program, nearly one-third of ASU's mathematics majors are
from underrepresented minorities."

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