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MAA Math Alert - February 2013

News and Views

16th Annual Legacy of R. L. Moore IBL Conference

The conference, co-sponsored by the MAA and the Educational Advancement Foundation, will take place at the AT&T Conference Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on June 13-15, 2013. Registration information will be available soon. Read here to get updates.


Brian Hopkins Begins Term as CMJ Editor-Elect

On January 1, Brian Hopkins of St. Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey, began his term as editor-elect of The College Mathematics JournalRead more. At the same time, Dave Richeson (Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) began his term as editor-elect of Math Horizons.


AMC Results

The AMC 10 A and AMC 12 A, the year's first MAA math contests for high school students grades 10 and below and grades 12 and below, respectively, took place on Tuesday, February 5. Check the AMC webpage for results and statistics. The alternate AMC 10 B and AMC 12 B took place February 20. Results and statistics will be available as early as March 1.  


MAA Members' Advice Welcomed by StatsNSF

A recently-appointed StatsNSF committee is examining the structure of NSF's support of statistics, defined here as the science of planning, acquisition, management, analysis of, and inference from data. The StatsNSF committee is inviting input from members of disciplinary societies, including MAA. Read more.



Project NExT
Applications are invited for the 20th Cohort of Project NExT Fellows. More


Call for Nominees - The Mary P. Dolciani Award

The Mary P. Dolciani Award recognizes a pure or applied mathematician who is making a distinguished contribution to the mathematical education of K-16 students in the United States or Canada. This award is given annually at MAA MathFest. Nominations for the 2013 award should be sent by March 4, 2013, to the MAA secretary, Barbara Faires, at secretary@maa.orgRead more here

Seeking Nominations for the Haimo Award

Nominations for the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics are due to the MAA secretary, Barbara Faires, together with documentation by March 1, 2013.  Nominations may be sent to the secretary as either an email attachment ( or to Box 15, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172. Click here for more details.


Math Teachers' Circles Workshops

Math Teachers' Circles can be powerful vehicles for engaging middle school teachers in authentic mathematical experiences that will ultimately affect their understanding and teaching of mathematics. Applications are currently being accepted for two workshops: Washington, DC (June 17-21, 2013, at the MAA) and Palo Alto, CA (June 24-28, 2013, at the American Institute of Mathematics). Read more.


Math Horizons Renewals
Have you renewed your bulk subscription to Math Horizons for the 2013-2014 school year? Renew your subscription today so that your students won't miss a single issue. More.
International Summer School for Students
Applications are now being accepted for the International Summer School of Mathematics for Young Students (ages 16-20), to be held in Bremen, Germany. Find information about the 2013 program

here, and check out the March issue of The American Mathematical Monthly for papers from a previous Summer School. 


Century Mathematics

The Center for Curriculum Redesign is organizing 21st Century Mathematics: "What should students learn in the 21st Century?" in Stockholm, April 22-24. Michael Pearson and a number of prominent MAA members will be speaking at the event. This conference will discuss top-level changes in the math school curriculum, in terms of what topics and branches should be added, and just as crucially, what should be removed. More here.


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Mathematics Magazine Editor Search

The MAA seeks to identify candidates to succeed Walter Stromquist as editor of Mathematics Magazine when his term expires in December 2014. Review of applicants will begin March 15, 2013, with appointment as editor-elect to commence on January 1, 2014. Read more here


JMM 2014 Deadlines Approaching 

There is still time to propose a session for the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. Panels, Workshops, and Poster Session submissions are all due April 9, 2013. Guidelines and instructions may be found here.

2013 MAA Travel Study Tour to Alaska Expected to Sell Out
Join us on a nine-day voyage and experience Alaska's inside passage. Visit sites that include Sitka, Hobart Bay, Juneau, Glacier Bay, and much more. Class C cabins are all sold out, so book your cabin today! Booking will continue subject to availability. Learn more here.

Featured Articles

David Bressoud discusses the preliminary report recently released by the National Research Council of the National Academies: "The Mathematical Sciences in 2025." Article


Devlin's Angle

Keith Devlin argues that the power of MOOCs (massive open online courses) lies not in their videotaped lecture component but in their ability to promote Facebook-type social interaction. Article.  


Publishing Date: 
February, 2013