Long-term contributors to the Australian Mathematics Trust receive Medals of the Order of Australia.
We would like to warmly congratulate Mr Warren Atkins OAM and Assoc Prof David Hunt OAM on receiving Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM) over the weekend.
Their long-term contributions to the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT), as members of governance and problems committees, has developed strong foundations for one of the world’s largest mathematical competitions, the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), and for the nurturing of young mathematicians through the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee’s training program.
Mr Warren Atkins received his OAM for service to mathematics education (page 10). A former member of the Faculty of Education, University of Canberra, Warren has given service to the AMT over 40 years. He was a founding Board member, and member of numerous AMT committees. He most generously chaired the AMC Problems Committee for 18 years, garnering the talents and mathematical passions of numerous volunteers to create each year’s sets of AMC problems. His love of mathematics and desire to bring that enthusiasm to students is most appreciated by all involved with the Trust.
Assoc Prof David Hunt received his OAM for service to education and to mathematics (page 38). David spent his teaching career in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales. For many years, he has held roles in governance committees of the AMT, including the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC). He has contributed problems to the Senior Problems Committee and co-written books of these problems to ensure these problems are available to other aspiring mathematicians. As Director of Training for 5 years and team leader for Australia’s International Mathematical Olympiad team for 9 years, David has directly influenced the mathematical education of some of our brightest young students.
We thank them both for their enthusiasm, commitment and for their passionate interest in engaging young Australians in mathematics.