In January, at the National Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, the National Association of Mathematicians gave this year's Lifetime Achievement Award to Scott Williams, one of the organization's founders back in 1969. NAM is nonprofit professional organization in the mathematical sciences with membership open to all interested persons who support promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences for all Americans and promoting the mathematical development of all underrepresented American minorities, especially African Americans. (Learn more about NAM at this link.)
My connection with Scott Williams began at a program at the headquarters of the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) in Washington, DC and it has continued because of the interest we share in poetry as well as mathematics. Scott's Facebook postings often include poems -- and work by him is included in the latest issue of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics -- about which I posted last week (at this link).