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MAA Math Alert - May 2013


2013 USA Mathematical Olympiad Winners

Congratulations to the 12 winners of the 2013 USA Mathematical Olympiad! Find the winners and honorable mentions, this year's problems and solutions, and the results of the USAJMO here.


U.S. Team Ties for First at European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

The United States team tied with teams from Belarus and Serbia to take first place in the second European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), held in Luxembourg April 8-14Read more.


Mary Lou Zeeman's Distinguished Lecture Kicks Off Mathematics Awareness Month  

Treating attendees to an early taste of sustainability-themed Mathematics Awareness Month, Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College) devoted her Distinguished Lecture to a discussion of how math can increase understanding of the tipping points observed in ecosystem shifts and climate fluctuations. Read more.


Monthly Reprints Paper Cited in Nobel Prize Announcement

The May issue of The American Mathematical Monthly includes a reprint the 1962 Monthly paper the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited when announcing that Lloyd Shapley would share the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. Read more.



Deadline Approaches for MathFest 2013 Student Sessions

MAA MathFest is coming to Hartford, CT, this summer, and graduate and undergraduate students have until June 8 to make submissions for the student paper and poster sessions. Submit.


16th Annual Legacy of R. L. Moore Inquiry-Based Learning Conference

"We are IBL," 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. Early bird registration lasts through May 30. Learn more or register.


Museum of Mathematics to Host Conference on Recreational Mathematics

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects (MOVES) Conference is coming to the Big Apple's Museum of Mathematics in August, bringing with it exclusive museum access and two days of sessions on the mathematics of games and puzzles. Read moreor register.


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. 


MAA National Elections 2013 Close Today

The MAA National Elections will officially close today at Midnight PDT. All members of MAA (other than undergraduate students) are eligible to vote. Online voting, using the third-party service Survey and Ballot Systems, began April 3. On this date, all eligible voters with a valid email address received an email with a direct link to a ballot. Any eligible member of MAA without an email address in the MAA database received a letter with a web address (as well as the sign-in information) at which he or she can vote. Don't wait: vote today! Results will be made available here soon.
Registration for MAA MathFest Short Course Still Open
Register through June 14 to get the regular meeting rate. Don't forget to enroll early for MAA Minicourses and Short Course! Click here to register today.



Math Ed Matters Gathers Speed

Launched in April, Dana Ernst and Angie Hodge's Math Ed Matterscolumn promises readers firsthand accounts of life at the intersection of mathematics and mathematics education. Check it out.


Bressoud Summarizes Technology Use

David Bressoud's May Launchings column reports insights offered by the MAA Calculus Study into the use of graphing calculators and computer algebra systems in secondary and post-secondary math classrooms. 


Devlin Recognizes Mathematics Education History in the Making

Keith Devlin asks readers of his May Devlin's Angle to take 51 minutes and 36 seconds out of their busy lives and watch what he dubs the math education community's "I have a dream" speech. 


Mulcahy Never Forgets a Face

In a late April edition of Card Colm Colm Mulcahy explains an extension of Low-Down Triple Dealing.

Publishing Date: 
May, 2013