St. Paul, Minn. – Macalester College Mathematics Professor David Bressoud is one of the mathematical scientists from around the world who has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013, the program's initial year.  This inaugural class of 1119 Fellows represents over 600 institutions.

“Being part of the first class of AMS Fellows is quite an honor,” Bressoud said.  “This inaugural class includes the best known and most highly respected mathematicians.”

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.

Bressoud is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics and past president of the Mathematical Association of America.  He has testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on the need for more U.S. students to pursue scientific, mathematical and technological careers.
Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the 30,000-member AMS fulfills its mission through programs and services that promotes mathematical research and its uses, strengthens mathematical education, and fosters awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,035 students.  Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.  Learn more at

November 8, 2012

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