# Former Baylor Mathematics Student Receives Prestigious AMS Award

**May 1, 2012**

Evelyn Lamb (B.S. Math, Baylor, 2005) has been awarded the 2012 American Mathematical Society's AAAS Mass Media Fellowship. Evelyn is a Ph.D. student in mathematics at Rice University and will work at *Scientific American* for ten weeks this summer.

**Evelyn Lamb**

The Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship is organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It is a very competitive program designed to improve public understanding of science and technology by placing advanced science, mathematics and engineering students in newsrooms nationwide. Fellows work with media professionals to improve their communication skills and increase their understanding of the editorial process by which events and ideas become news.

This program is available to college or university students (in their senior year, or in any graduate or post-graduate level) in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer or social sciences or mathematics with outstanding written and oral communication skills and a strong interest in learning about the media. The program has supported over 500 fellows over 30 years.

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