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Francis Su’s Farewell Address Calls for Math for Everyone

In a farewell address at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2017, then MAA President Francis Su captured the essence of MAA’s vision of math for everyone and service to mathematicians, educators, students, and math enthusiasts. The speech, and its message of inclusivity, has gone from a conference highlight to a national conversation about the increasingly important role that mathematics and math education plays in accelerating our understanding of the world.

The full talk can be viewed on MAA's YouTube account, and the full transcript is on Su’s blog.

An in-depth interview with Su was published in both Quanta and WIRED.

As the MAA reaffirms our commitment to supporting a welcoming environment for mathematicians, STEM professionals, students, and math enthusiasts across all cultural, ethnic, gender, and economic strata, we are undertaking a refresh that will invigorate our guiding principles, programs, and services that elevate the mathematical community.

Join us to be a part of an organization dedicated to advancing mathematics. Apply at, or contact us at 1-800-331-1622. We look forward to meeting you.

News Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017