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 ISMAA Bylaws have been under review, and the proposed changes are now ready to be read by section members. All members of the Illinois Section of the MAA are invited to vote on the proposed revisions in March at the Trisection meeting.
The 2018 Annual Meeting will be a Tri-Section Meeting held jointly with the Indiana and Michigan sections of the MAA from March 23 - 24, 2018 at Valparaiso University.
Travel funds are available to support student attendance at meeting. See the Tri-Section Meeting page for information.
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.)
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.
Other upcoming meetings:
- MathFest, Denver, Colorado | August 1-4, 2018
- Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland | January 16-19, 2019