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Call for Stefania Cotoneschi Prize

Italian Mathematics Union (UMI) announces a prize of 1.500 euro and three years of UMI membership dues, named in memoriam of Stefania Cotoneschi, teacher of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences at Scuola Città Pestalozzi in Florence, who passed away on April 14th, 2015.

The prize is awarded to a regular teacher of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences teaching in an Italian first level secondary school, who has achieved distinction in promoting mathematical education amongst the young people and more generally in society or in the scientific community thanks to publications, graphic works, productions of audio-video works, website posting and so on. In his/her activity the teacher should have highlighted the key role of mathematics education in particular for the age group of first level secondary school students. Mathematics education is in fact important both for the comprehension of mathematics concept and the development of rational thinking. The teacher’s activity should be carried out for example focusing on new teaching methodologies or new way to spread the discipline (e.g. M@t-abelproject). 

Teachers who wish to participate in the competition shall submit by ordinary mail or by email theirapplication to the UMI President no later than 20th May 2019. Postal address: Piazza Porta SanDonato 5, 40126 Bologna, email: .

Each application must include:

a) a CV which specifies candidate’s contributions under the Article 2 of the regulation

b) any publications or other material useful for the evaluation in the competition 

c) a declaration in which the candidate confirms under his/her personal responsibility to be a regular teacher of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences. All the required documents, if sent by email, must be in PDF form.

It is also possible to nominate a teacher for the Prize. In this case the people who want to nominate a candidate shall send a motivated notification to the UMI President no later the time limits set outin the call and they shall attached: 

a) a CV of the teacher, which speci fies candidate’s contributions under the Article 2 of theregulation

b) any publications or other material useful for the evaluation in the competition

It will be in any case asked to the candidate a declaration in which him/her confirms under his/herpersonal responsibility to be a regular teacher of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences teaching in an Italian school.

The Prize, indivisible, will be awarded by a panel consisting in 5 members appointed by UMI Scienti fic Commission. The Commission may also draw up potential fully argued mention of maximum ten candidates who are, even if not awarded, particularly worthy. The Prize, awarded by the UMI President, will be presented at the XXI UMI Congress, which will take place in Pavia, 2-7 September 2019.