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MAA Math Alert - June 2013

News

Results Tallied for 2013 National Elections

Voting ended on May 15, and the results of the 2013 national elections are in. See and read about the newly elected officers 
here.

 

Winners of 2013 USAMO Honored at the State Department

The 12 winners of the 2013 U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) were honored at an awards ceremony at the United States Department of State on June 3. Read more.

 

Charles Hadlock Surveys Sources of Collapse in MAA Carriage House Lecture

Charles Hadlock gave the Carriage House audience a taste of the insights included in his recently published book Six Sources of CollapseRead about or watch the lecture.

 

Announcements

MAA Committee Announces Early Career Mathematician Mentoring Network

The MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians (ECM) is offering the ECM Mentoring Network as a way to connect early career mathematicians with experienced mentors working in mathematics. Potential mentors and would-be mentees have until July 15 to express interest in participating. Learn more.

 

Regular Registration for MAA MathFest 2013 Closes Soon

You can still get in on the fun in Hartford, CT, July 31-August 3.Regular registration for the summer celebration of mathematics will end on Friday, June 14Check out the program or register here.

 

MAA's Annual T-Shirt Design Contest Ends Sunday, June 16 

Put your mathematical creativity to work and submit your idea for a T-shirt that will debut at MAA MathFest 2013, July 31-August 3 in Hartford, CT! Download the MAA T-shirt Contest Entry Form orclick here for contest prize, rules, and details.

 

Job Seekers Can Post Resumes Free of Charge

MAA Math Classifieds gives job seekers the opportunity to get their mathematical credentials in front of interested employers. Search jobs. Post a resume. Set up an email job alert.

 

Features

Math Ed Matters Offers an IBL Primer

In a recent post, Dana Ernst takes a stab at a frequently asked question about inquiry-based learning: "What is it?" Also check out Angie Hodge's post (complete with dance video!).

 

Bressoud Weighs the Necessity of Algebra II

In the June edition of Launchings, David Bressoud discusses the implications of an NCEE report on the mathematics required for college and career readiness.

 

Devlin Considers Potential Uses for Infinitary Set Theory

In the June Devlin's Angle, Keith Devlin recaps the history of human contemplation of infinity and speculates about possible applications of Georg Cantor's actual infinities.

Publishing Date: 
June, 2013

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