Former CWM chair Marie-Francoise Roy is awarded with the title "Math Maker" of the months May and June 2023 by DMV, the German Mathematical Society. She is known for her work and books on algorithms for real algebraic geometry. She is a member of several associations for the advancement of women in mathematical and general scientific and technical studies and careers. She is also a member of associations working for scientific development in Africa, particularly in Niger. Reasons enough to award the dedicated mathematician for her numerous activities. Her motto: „Mathematics counts because it is fascinating, surprising and requires creative minds, so many problems easy to formulate are still unsolved ...“
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