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Every year, between September 15 and October 15, the United States of America celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. During this period of time, we celebrate the Hispanic Culture and the great contributions of American citizens of Hispanic descent.

In 2016, the American Mathematical Society, in partnership with Lathisms, showcased the contributions of 31 Hispanic and Latino/a mathematicians, one each day from September 15th, 2016 to October 15th, 2016. This project produced the article “Lathisms: Latin@s and Hispanics in Mathematical Sciences” (Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 63, Number 9) and the AMS poster “Latin@s and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences”.

This year, every day at midnight between Friday, September 15th, 2017 and Sunday, October 15th, 2017, a prominent Latin@/Hispanic mathematician of the day will be revealed. A paragraph describing each mathematician’s research, a short bio and a statement made by the featured mathematician about Latin@s and Hispanics in science will also be revealed.