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Welcome to the MAA Student Webpage

MAA Students

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest mathematical society in the world that focuses on mathematics for students, faculty, professional mathematicians, and all who are interested in the mathematical sciences, with a particualr focus on advancing mathematics at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; high school, undergraduate and graduate students; and others in academia, government, business, and industry. Our core interests are Education, Research, Professional Development, Public Policy, and Public Appreciation.

The student web pages cover topics in academics, careers, research/summer opportunities, meetings for students, and more. If you are not yet a member, we urge you to consider joining and ask you to visit our membership page. As a member, you can help the MAA fulfill our goals to benefit you, the student.

Our goal is to be nothing less than the best source of information for high school, undergraduate, & graduate students as well as anyone interested in mathematics. Any questions or comments can be sent to


MathFest 2012 will be August 2-4, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin!

Thank you for joining us at MathFest 2011, August 4-6, in Lexington, Kentucky! View the list of presentation award winners from the 2011 Undergraduate Student Paper Sessions.

MathFest 2010 took place August 5-7, 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA View the list of award winners from the 2010 Undergraduate Student Paper Sessions.

Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM)

The 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings took place in Boston, MA, January 4-7. We had over 300 undergraduate student posters presented - a new record - and many student talks. Visit the Undergraduate Student Poster Session page for more information on the student poster session. Congratulations to the 2012 Outstanding Presentation winners!

Download the 2012 Undergraduate Student Poster Session Abstract Book.

If you were approved for a 2012 JMM student travel grant award, download the student travel reimbursement form here.

Save the date: JMM 2013 will take place in San Diego, CA, January 9-12.

Math Club in a Box

Need ideas for your Student Chapter or Math Club? Visit for activities and discussion topics for your Math Club, or to share your favorite activity. Recently updated with new activities presented at a JMM 2012 panel!

Articles for Students from MAA FOCUS

Writing a Résumé
August/September 2007
Applying for an Academic Job
October 2007
The Job Talk
November 2007
Networking for the Non-Networker
January 2008
Why Join?
February 2008
Undergraduate Research
April 2008
When Time Begins
August/September 2008
How Not to Blow the Interview
January 2009

Click here to read current and past issues of FOCUS in full.

Careers in Math

Student Meeting Opportunities

There are a lot of meetings in which undergraduate and graduate students can participate. Here is a short list:

Student Guides from the MAA

Links to Other Associations

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