LTU Math professor is 2012 recipient of the Mathematical Association of America meritorious service award.
January, 2012. In a ceremony held by the Mathematical Association of America in Boston, MA, LTU math professor Ruth Favro was named the recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Service award of the Mathematical Association of America. The award was given in recognition of her significant and consistent contribution to the Mathematical Association of America at the national level and to the Michigan Section. Prof. Favro organized, advised, and participated in many of the association’s events such as the Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition, the Michigan Autumn Take-Home Challenge, and the Mathematical Contest in Modeling from 1989 to present. She also directed the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC) from 1991 to 1994, and served on the executive committee for a decade, as a secretary, treasurer, vice-chair, chair, and past chair, and also served three years as governor (2004-2007). Additionally, from 1995 to present she has coached the American Regions Math League (ARML) Michigan team. Prof. Favro also served on numerous MAA committees such as the Committee on Local and Regional Competitions and the committee on Participation of Women. Additionally, she was the co-coordinator of Michigan Area Women and Mathematics between 1995 and 2000, and was a member in the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM) Falconer Lecture Committee between 2004 and 2010, and the committee chair between 2008 and 2010. In her official letter of award, the Mathematical Association of America wrote: “Professor Favro’s colleagues recognize the deep impact she had on mathematics in Michigan.”