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Mathematical Association of America Celebrates the Power of Mathematics in Partnership with Citadel and Citadel Securities

Washington, D.C., February 23, 2022 – The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students and enthusiasts, today announced a new partnership with Citadel and Citadel Securities to increase student interest in pursuing mathematics education and careers in related industries. With a belief that mathematics drives society and shapes our lives, the MAA aims to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world at all levels of study and learning.

Leadership support from Citadel and Citadel Securities will expand the reach of the MAA, with a particular focus on increasing the number of women and minority students who participate in mathematics and pursue STEM-related careers. Support will fund student participation in MAA programs, including the American Mathematics Competitions. 

Matt Mitro, Head of Campus Recruiting at Citadel said: “The study of Mathematics unlocks a deeper understanding of the world around us and opens countless career opportunities for students. We are proud to partner with the Mathematical Association of America to encourage more students of all backgrounds to pursue Mathematical studies and careers in STEM-related fields.”

Citadel is one of the world’s most successful global alternative investment firms, investing on behalf of preeminent public, private and non-profit institutions. Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker that provides liquidity across a range of securities, making markets more competitive and resilient for all investors. Both firms employ the brightest minds in finance, trading, engineering and the sciences and have led critical initiatives to increase access and opportunity for students to pursue STEM-related studies and careers. 

This new partnership highlights the impact and importance of collaboration between associations and industries such as finance. Together, the MAA, Citadel and Citadel Securities are working to encourage students of all backgrounds to explore math, while connecting them to resources that support their learning and curiosity.

Michael Pearson, executive director of the MAA said, “Partnering with Citadel and Citadel Securities opens exciting new opportunities to expand our work. Their global impact will expand our ability to shine a light on both the power of mathematics and the incredible opportunities that mathematics can unlock for students. This partnership will further our mission to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact in the world.”