The fall 2013 meeting was held November 9, 2013 at St. Joseph's University.
Student talk schedule (PDF)
Student talk abstracts (PDF)
Section Governor, Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
Here's a quick snapshot of MAA by the numbers.
That's the number of students each year who take the AMC, a middle- and high-school mathematics competition sponsored by the MAA. This year, the US team scored 3rd at the IMO. Whoop!
That's the number of different pages on the new MAA website (http://www.maa.org/) which was "born" this summer in late July. The MAA has been working hard to make this site more navigable and usable by our members, so you should definitely check it out!
That's the number of MAA committees. Wow! The MAA is trying hard to make sure no person serves on more than one committee, so we're always looking for fresh faces. If you'd like to join in the fun, check out the list of committees (grouped into sets called "councils") and then feel free to nominate yourself (or have me nominate you, if you're shy). For more information, visit http://www.maa.org/community.
Station break: If you've read this far, you're a special person. Who on earth actually reads Governor's reports? Well, you do, apparently, and so do a handful of other highly conscientious people who care about their professional society. So if you've read this far, the next number is just for you:
That's the number of people it takes to convince a young mathematician to join the MAA. At this summer's Board of Governor's meeting, person after person said, "The reason I joined the MAA was because [some person I admired] told me I should."
We're at a time of generational shift, and younger people see less value joining (what seems to them like) some club. But it's our youngest colleagues who most need to see the larger world of mathematics - to hear great talks on a wide range of mathematical fields, to learn about different teaching ideas, mathematical software, ideas for balancing teaching and research. I'll even say that getting a young mathematician involved in an MAA committee, at either the section or a national level, is a great way to help both our colleagues and the institutions where they work. By encouraging your colleagues to join and to get involved in the MAA, you, too, can be a person that some young mathematician talks admiringly about years from now.