Programs, Services, & Professional Development
The MAA is committed to providing a range of activities that foster professional skills and enrich the broader mathematical community. These pages offer information on opportunities for professional development, ways to enrich mathematics departments, and how to get more value from your MAA membership, especially through our Section and SIGMAA affiliates.
- Professional Development
- The MAA runs a range of professional development programs for people working in the mathematical sciences, including the Professional Enhancement Program (PREP), New Experiences in Teaching (Project NExT), and many more.
- Curriculum Development
- The MAA conducts and disseminates research on how to increase quantitative literacy and enhance mathematics education at the undergraduate level. A range of materials are available on this site to help faculty members and departments improve the educational experience they offer their students.
- Strengthening Departments
- Building capacity within mathematics departments is a key aim of the MAA. One key part of this effort is the Liaison program, which links your department with the MAA national offices, and serves as a two-way conduit for information. A range of other valuable materials are also available, including a guide on how to write successful grant proposals.
- Underrepresented Groups
- The MAA strives to increase participation in the mathematical sciences from underrepresented groups through a variety of programs and grants, such as the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP), the MAA-Tensor grants for women in the mathematical sciences, and the Tensor-SUMMA grants for people from traditionally-underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences.
- MAA Sections
- North American members of the MAA are automatically members of their geographically-defined MAA Section. There are 29 Sections covering the US and Canada, and each offers its members different ways of enriching their MAA membership on the state-wide or regional level.
- Special Interest Groups of the MAA (SIGMAAs) provide MAA members who share common mathematical interests with opportunities to exchange relevant information and interact professionally.
- Student Chapters
- MAA Student Chapters encourage students to continue their studies in the mathematical sciences, and provide opportunities to meet with other students interested in mathematics and prominent mathematicians at national meetings.
- Mathematical Study Tours
- Every year, the MAA leads a tour of a fascinating new international location, where participants can learn about local contemporary and indigenous mathematics while experiencing rich cultures and spectacular sights.