In this issue:
2006 PREP WORKSHOPS
Please remind your colleagues that it's time to register for this
year's PREP workshops. These workshops are a great chance to expand
your horizons, and are a great bargain: the registration fee ($250 for
most workshops) includes lodging and food.
We hope you took a look at the program and are already planning to join
us for a PREP workshop that fits your interests. For more information
or to register, visit www.maa.org/prep.
2006 PMET WORKSHOPS
During Summer 2006, PMET will offer four new workshops and two
continuing workshops for college and university faculty who teach
mathematics courses taken by prospective teachers. Each workshop will
focus on preparing teachers for elementary, middle and/or secondary
school mathematics. Participants will examine how pre-service teachers
learn mathematics, make sense of mathematical ideas and how they
integrate their knowledge of mathematics into their thinking about
teaching. Participants will also have opportunities to share ideas,
discuss and learn more about appropriate content and effective ways of
helping pre-service teachers learn mathematics. They will explore
specific topics including the use of technology and statistics
education in school mathematics. In addition, various workshops will
have a specific focus.
Costs of lodging and food while at the workshops are covered by the
PMET pays participants' room, board and tuition. Participants' only
cost is travel plus incidentals. Some travel support may be available
to deal with special circumstances. For information or to register
visit www.maa.org/pmet or
contact Bernie Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGIONAL UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS CONFERENCES
The MAA has received funding from the Division of Mathematical Sciences
at the National Science Foundation to provide support for institutions
or groups of institutions that wish to initiate or expand undergraduate
mathematics conferences. The primary objective of the grant is to
provide as many undergraduate students as possible with the opportunity
to present mathematically-oriented talks and to better expand their
knowledge of the wide range of theory, history, and applications of the
mathematics sciences at conferences that are within their geographic
Eighteen conferences are being supported this spring, and we are
accepting proposals for the 2006-07 academic year now. For information
on supported conferences or application guidelines, visit the project
MAKE MATHFEST YOUR SUMMER DESTINATION
We hope you are planning to join us in Knoxville, TN, August 10-12 for
As usual, this year's MathFest offers a full range of programs designed
to appeal to all of the mathematically inclined. Look for full details
in the April issue of FOCUS, or visit the MAA website, www.maa.org, and
look for the MathFest link. To submit an abstract for one of the
contributed paper sessions, visit abstracts.maa.org.
SECTION GOVERNOR ELECTION RESULTS
Each spring, approximately 1/3 of MAA's 29 Sections elect a new
governor. This year's results were recently posted on the MAA website.
We thought we'd include the list in this newsletter.
Kansas Andrew Bennett Kansas State University Missouri Jim Bruening
Southeast Missouri State University New Jersey Patricia Kenschaft
Montclair St University Northeastern Ockle Johnson Keene State College
Ohio Judy Palagallo University of Akron Pacific-Northwest Nancy
Neudauer Pacific University Seaway Robert Rogers State University of
New York Fredonia Southeastern Ellen Kirkman Wake Forest University
Southwestern Janet McShane Northern Arizona University
New Governors begin their three-year term this summer, and attend their
first official meeting at MathFest.
We expect you are already well aware of Project NExT, the MAA's
professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the
mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career:
improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in
research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities.
It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors
as they assume these responsibilities.
Project NExT is now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 Fellowship
year. Applications are due April 17, 2006. For more information, visit
the Project NExT website, http://archives.math.utk.edu/projnext/.
Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education,
Scholarship and Service) is a joint project of the MAA and AMATYC. Now
in its third year, Project ACCCESS is a mentoring and professional
development initiative for two-year college mathematics faculty. The
project's goal is to provide experiences that will help new faculty
become more effective teachers and active members of the broader
We are currently accepting applications for the second group of ACCCESS
Fellows. Complete applications must be received by Friday, June 30,
2006. Complete information and application materials are available at
the project website, www.maa.org/projectacccess.