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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.

Message from the Chair:

I hope you will consider joining us for our upcoming annual meeting, which will be a big celebration of our sections history. This meeting will be our 100th annual meeting and while it will be completely online it should be a fantastic event. We have three plenary speakers J. Alan Alewine from McKendree University, last year's Early Career Teaching Award Recipient Angela Antonou from St. Francis University, and Edward Kim from UW LaCrosse. We hope you can virtually join us this year.

Ellen Ziliak, chair
Illinois Section of the MAA

The Illinois Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation continues to impact a number of areas in the realm of teacher preparation. In light of this, several actions related to teacher preparation will be in effect for the 2021 spring semester. For a summary of these changes, see the 2021 ISBE Teacher Preparation Standards page.

Congratulations to the 2020 ISMAA award winners!

Institutional sponsorships for 2019-20 will continue through Spring of 2021. Use your benefits at the 2021 ISMAA meeting. If you'd like to upgrade your sponsorship level, please email Pat Kiihne ( for more information.

If your institution is not already a sponsor, please encourage your institution to join us. Ordinary sponsorship ($50) includes unlimited free registration for undergraduates at the 2021 annual meeting; sustaining sponsorship ($100) includes three free faculty registrations in addition to unlimited free student registration, and speaker sponsorship ($200) includes the three free faculty registrations, unlimited free student registrations, and listing as an underwriter of a plenary speaker in the program.

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