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.
ISMAA has now established an Early Career Teaching Award for faculty who have recently joined mathematics faculty in Illinois. The Awards Committee is now taking nominations for this and other awards given by the section.
The fall newsletter of ISMAA is Out of Focus. The fall edition is now available.
The 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings will be held from January 10-13 in San Diego, California.