Cheryl Praeger is named a Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) – the highest rank of the national honours
Professor Praeger (UWA emeritus) is honoured for, “for eminent service to mathematics, and to tertiary education, as a leading academic and researcher, to international organisations, and as a champion of women in STEM careers.”
The award adds to a swag of achievements and accolades, including the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.
Professor Praeger was the first woman president of the Australian Mathematical Society. And according to UWA, the first pure mathematician to win an ARC Federation Fellowship (2007-2012) with her work featuring in more than 400 journal articles, CMM October 17 2019).