SIGMAA RUME Conference
The Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education will be held February 23-35, 2012 in Portland, OR. More.
David Blackwell Memorial Conference
The David Blackwell Memorial Conference will be held April 19-20, 2012, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Dr. Blackwell's legacy as well as the advances he made in mathematics and statistics. Registration is now open. More.
15th Annual Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference
"The Many Faces of Inquiry-Based Learning," co-sponsored by the MAA and the Educational Advancement Foundation, will take place at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark on June 14-16, 2012. Registration is now open. More.
Victoria Xia Represents MAA at White House Science Fair
On February 7, President Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners of a broad range of STEM competitions. The MAA was represented by Victoria Xia, a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Article.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its report entitled "Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics." This report provides a strategy for improving STEM education during the first two years of college. More.
Math Education Gets Boost in NSF FY 2013 Budget
The proposed National Science Foundation budget includes $30 million for a new initiative to move successful approaches to teaching and learning in mathematics from early research through to widespread, effective use at the elementary, high school, and early undergraduate levels. Article.
The AMC 10 A/12 A, the first date of the MAA's math contest for high school students, grades 10 and below and grades 12 and below, took place on Tuesday, February 7. Check the AMC webpage, for interesting AMC 10/12 A results and statistics as early as February 15! The date for the alternate AMC 10 B and AMC 12 B is February 22, including many university and college administrations. Watch for results and statistics as early as February 29.
The February/March 2012 issue of MAA FOCUS is now online.
Abstract Submission for MAA MathFest 2012 Now Open
Abstracts and calls for papers for MAA MathFest 2012 are now being accepted. More.
Call for Papers
Submissions are sought for the November 2013 issue of the College Mathematics Journal, which will be devoted to the Mathematics of Planet Earth. More.
Math Teachers' Circles Workshops
Math Teachers' Circles can be powerful vehicles for engaging middle school teachers in authentic mathematical experiences that will ultimately impact their understanding and teaching of mathematics. The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) announces two workshops for teams of mathematicians and teachers who are interested in beginning their own Math Teachers' Circle. For more details and to apply, please click here. Applications due March 16.
Math Horizons Renewals
Math Horizons renewals for the upcoming school year (Fall 2012) are in the mail. Please be sure to renew your bulk subscription to MathHorizons so that your students won't miss a single issue. More.
Last Chance to register for the 2012 MAA Study Tour to Italy
Registration deadline is March 9th. Details available atwww.maa.org/studytour.
The MAA is seeking Editors for Math Horizons (announcement) and the College Mathematics Journal (announcement).
Pi Day 2012
March 14 is almost here! Send your pi photos to email@example.com. Pi day activities, videos, and puzzles here.
International Summer School for Students
Applications are now being accepted for the International Summer School of Mathematics for Young Students (ages 16-20), to be held in Lyon, France. Information.
Mathematics of Planet Earth
Enter the competition to create an interactive, online module for an open-source exhibition as part of the worldwide initiative Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013. Information.
"Geodesics on the Blogosphere"
Brie Finegold (University of Arizona) writes about the mathematical blogosphere and how "such informal mathematical writing is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for bringing math to the general public, schoolteachers, and those in academe." Article.
David Bressoud's Launchings
David Bressoud reviews the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics Digest of Education Statistics and looks at trends in race/ethnicity and gender representation in the mathematical sciences. Blog.
In his February column, Keith Devlin encourages fellow academics to become more proactive in disseminating what they have learned in mathematics education through new channels such as Twitter and blogs. Blog.
Who's That Mathematician?
Loci: Convergence presents images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection. Article.
Mathematical Communication Blog
Ivars Peterson argues that "article titles make a difference" in this week's entry in a new blog introducing the Mathematical Communication section of the MathDL website. Blog.
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