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 engineering" 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."