Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Section Website
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' teaching awards:
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 Mission: 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.
Spring 2016 Section Meeting   April 8–9, 2016
Thanks to the Tracii Friedman and the organizing committee (names below) at Colorado Mesa University for hosting a well-attended and informative joint meeting of the Rocky Mountain and Intermountain Sections, April 8–9. More than 175 persons registered, including at least 122 from Rocky Mountain, and 48 from Intermountain. Approximately 40% of the registrants were students, and 60% faculty. More than 90 contributed talks, including 20 student talks, were presented.
Special thanks are due to the following:
We heard four plenary talks:
New for 2016: Early Career Teaching AwardThe Section has established a new award to recognize outstanding performance by members early in their careers. Visit here for complete details and a nomination form.
Spring 2016 Newsletter Now Available
The Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available in HTML and PDF form. Check out the latest news about member institutions, upcoming meetings, a new Chair's Report and Governor's Report, a report on the 2015 member survey, 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.