Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA
Spring 2017 Newsletter available
Letter from the Section Chair
I thought I would briefly introduce myself as the new Rocky Mountain
Mathematical Association of America Section Chair. I have been a
mathematics faculty member and (a mostly willing) administrator for the
last 36 years, the last fourteen at the University of Colorado Denver,
who has always enjoyed the information and activities offered by the MAA
(since being provided a student membership in 1978). I completed a two
year rotation at the National Science Foundation (2012-2014) during
which time I had an opportunity to visit the MAA National Office and
attend several talks at the Carriage House. This also afforded me the
chance to work closely with the MAA staff on key projects pertaining to
undergraduate mathematics education.
I'd like to encourage you to use this "slow" time of the year
to consider looking into and finding out more about several section
activities, awards and opportunities that you or some of your fellow
departmental colleagues might want to take advantage of
Take stock of
your department colleagues, and nominate them for one of the sections'
The section offers two teaching awards:
Also, the section offers a small grant program in order to assist
Section members a chance to attain funds for projects in support of
Section Activities Grants Program DesignObjective
Finally, for additional information about the section, our meetings,
programs and the other items visit the
Rocky Mountain MAA Section Website.
Haimo award winner in the Rocky Mountain Section!
CSU-Pueblo Mathematics Professor Janet Heine Barnett
will receive the 2017 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo
Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of
Mathematics by the Mathematical Association of America at the Joint Mathematics Meetings
Prize Session, scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4:25 pm,
in Atlanta, GA.
Some excerpts from Dr. Barnett's citation:
"Janet Heine Barnett is recognized for her outstanding successes
in the undergraduate classroom, for her important scholarly and curricular
work in the history of mathematics, and for her substantial impact on
secondary mathematics education in her native southeastern Colorado. She
is known on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus as a challenging
and demanding professor whose classes are in great demand and appreciated
by her students. Through her interest in the history of mathematics,
Janet has become an international leader in efforts to teach mathematics
using primary historical sources
Additionally, Janet has taken the lead in improving the educational
outlook of the residents of southeastern Colorado
The MAA recognizes the great positive impact of Janet Heine
Barnett on mathematics students and teachers at her own institution, in
her region, and across the country, and is honored to present her with
the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College
or University Teaching of Mathematics."
for the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings if you would like to attend and
congratulate Janet in person!
Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available
Fall 2016 Newsletter
is now available in
format. Check out
the latest news about
a report on the
2016 Section Meeting
, and more.
Rocky Mountain Section History, Live on the Website
You are invited to check out the collection of
Historical Materials on the section website.
Materials include Meeting Reports from (almost) all meetings between
1917 and 1998, narrative summaries by David Ballew, and another
narrative, with emphasis on Colorado College, by Bill Ramaley.
This is still a work in progress! Those with time, energy, and
interest are invited to study these materials and contribute to understanding
the history of our section.
Voluntary Section Dues
Annual Colorado Mathematics Awards Ceremony/Reception