Early career faculty in mathematics are encouraged to apply for MAA Project NExT, the premiere professional development program in our community. The program addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. It also provides participants with a network of peers and mentors to jump-start their careers. Staring this year, deadlines are different for applicants in different situations. Those already in full-time teaching positions who will be sponsored by their institution should apply by October 15. Those accepting positions that start in 2019 should apply by April 15th. See projectnext.maa.org for more information and the application.
September 10, 2018
The AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research recognizes a mathematician from a department that does not grant a Ph.D. who has an active research program in mathematics and a distinguished record of scholarship. The primary criterion for the prize is an active research program as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.
Additional selection criteria may include the following:
- Evidence of a robust research program involving undergraduate students in mathematics;
- Demonstrated success in mentoring undergraduates whose work leads to peer reviewed publication, poster presentations, or conference presentations;
- Membership in the AMS at the time of nomination and receipt of the award is preferred but not required.
Information about this prize, including a link to the nomination form, can be found at Dolciani Prize.
If you have colleagues who are good candidates for the Dolciani Prize, please nominate them. The AMS particularly encourages nominations that reflect the diversity of our profession.
April 16, 2018
The MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians will be hosting PosterFest at MathFest in Denver on August 3, 2018. PosterFest is an excellent networking event and opportunity to showcase research for early career faculty and finishing graduate students. The deadline for submission of an abstract is June 8. PosterFest is organized this year by Eric A. Eager (University of Wisconsin La Crosse) and Lisa Driskell (Colorado Mesa University). A flyer suitable for posting is available.
March 31, 2018
SCUDEM 2018 - Student Competition Using Differential Equation Models is a faculty development and student competition experience offered by SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Inquiry and Opportunities with Differential Equations - www.simiode.org. The event opens on 13 April 2018 when students select one of three modeling problems and use differential equations to produce a viable model over a week's time at their home institution. Coaches and teams then assemble on Saturday, 21 April 2018, at one of 100 local sites in the United States and beyond to share a team Executive Summary and formal Presentation for peer judging as well as student participation in a fun MathBowl. Awards follow.
Registration for coaches and teams is open 1 February - 1 April 2018. Complete information is available at www.simiode.org/scudem, including problems posed, student submissions, awards, and MathBowl questions from SCUDEM 2017. You may also read about SCUDEM at www.ams.org/opportunities/view/listing?listing_id=491724.
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January 24, 2018
The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference will be held on June 21 at UW-Stevens Point. GLASC, which debuted last summer, is a one-day conference showcasing the latest concepts, research and innovations in the fast-growing field of sports analytics.
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January 9, 2018
The Metropolitan Mathemtics Club of Chicago is a group of math teachers and enthusiasts from the Chicago area that have a long tradition of gathering on several Friday nights between September and May for dinner, networking, and a talk. Click here for information regarding the next dinner meeting, and click here for the complete 2017-2018 schedule.
August 31, 2017
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics John C. Currano, who passed away on October 20, 2016 at age 72. John began his career at Roosevelt University in February 1970, as he was completing his PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago, and he served with distinction on the Roosevelt faculty until he retired in 2008. During his time at Roosevelt, John taught and mentored countless students and junior faculty, served as Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Council and of the University Senate, received an NSF grant leading to the development of several statistics courses for mathematics and actuarial science majors, taught himself computer programming, and became the University's first webmaster. John is survived by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, brother and numerous friends. John's colleague, Professor Steve Cohen, remembers John as "an avid cyclist, often riding his bike to Roosevelt the 13 or so miles from his house. He was always someone you could count on to help out with the endless details of running the department. John was devoted to his daughters, wife, and church. He had a very gentle and unassuming personality and he is greatly missed."
October 6, 2017