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MAA Announces $145,000 in Tensor Foundation Funding to Encourage Women and Historically Underrepresented Groups in Math

Washington, D.C. – The Mathematical Association of America, on behalf of the Tensor Foundation, awarded $145,480 in funding to 28 institutions to encourage college and university women, pre-college girls and underrepresented groups to pursue mathematics.

“The Mathematical Association of America supports a portfolio of efforts to broaden participation in mathematics. We are grateful to the Tensor Foundation for their support. It is critical to society's future success that we have access to diverse perspectives to solve problems that impact our world,” said Michael Pearson, executive director of the Mathematical Association of America.

The funding was spread across two MAA grant programs. MAA Tensor Women and Mathematics grants funded 14 projects aimed at increasing women’s involvement, totaling $66,983. The MAA Tensor-SUMMA grants for students from historically underrepresented groups in mathematics funded 14 projects that total $78,497.

These projects, which range from math camps to mentored research, provide enrichment activities that increase interest in mathematics, foster a deeper appreciation, and encourage students to explore careers in a mathematical field.

The complete list of funded projects for the MAA Tensor-SUMMA program and MAA Tensor Women and Mathematics program can be found here.

News Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018