The Illinois Section of the MAA was founded in 1917, two years after the national Association was chartered. The Illinois Section is the tenth-oldest in the Association. The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level. Since its inception, the Illinois Section has worked to help the MAA meet its mission.
"The AMS and MAA have agreed that the 1998 agreement [to manage the Joint Mathematics Meetings] no longer meets the needs of either organization and will end following the Joint Mathematics Meetings in 2021". See "Meeting the Future" and "MAA and the Joint Mathematics Meetings" for more information.
The ISMAA newsletter, Out of Focus, has been discontinued because most of the content in the newsletter can also be found at this web site. Content that was unique to the newsletter will find a home at this site. For example, see the new From the Section Representative page found under the News section. To keep up with ISMAA news, bookmark http://sections.maa.org/illinois/ and check back periodically!
Early career faculty in mathematics are encouraged to participate in MAA Project NExT. This year the submission deadline for those currently holding a faculty position is October 15. More details can be found under Announcements.
Congratulations go to the winners of the ISMAA awards for 2018. Tim Comar (Benedictine University) won the Distinguished Service Award, Abigail Bailey (Elgin Community College) won the Distinguished Teaching Award, and Amanda Harsy (Lewis University) won the first Early Career Teaching Award.
The newsletter of ISMAA is Out of Focus. The spring edition is now available. Important information about Section NExT annual meeting activities is included. (Section NExT is the section's Project NExT program.)
- Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland | January 16-19, 2019
- Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the MAA, Carbondale, Illinois | March 29-30, 2019
- MAA MathFest, Cincinnati, Ohio | July 31-August 3, 2019