Anniversary Rocky Mountain Section Meeting
Colorado College is pleased to host the 2015 Rocky Mountain Section
Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. The meeting will
take place April 17 and 18 on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado
Springs. The conference marks the hundredth anniversary of our section
and our organization.
Please see the
for further details about the program, registration, and abstract submission.
Check here for infomation on
special book sale prices
available doing the meeting.
The complete conference program is now available online.
2015 MAA RMS Booksales Announcement
This year's MAA Book Sales will feature a Special 100th
Anniversary Incentive Offer: one free book from the Section's Display
Inventory with every $100 of books purchased on-site. Sale prices will
again be 35% off list price (10% below membership prices!), and
all MAA books purchased on-site at the meeting will be shipped at no
cost to purchaser.
Section Meeting Discount Prices will also be available in the
online MAA Store
between Sunday, April 13 and Sunday, April 26. Enter the
discount code RMSP2015 during checkout to receive the discount.
This code is ONLY valid at the online MAA Store (NOT the MAA eBooks
Store), and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
(On-line purchases subject to shipping and handling fees.)
The meeting features three plenary speakers: William Dunham
(George Polya Lecture), Karen Saxe (our Section Visitor from
the national leadership, who will give the banquet talk), and
Anne Dougherty (the 2014–15 Burton W. Jones Award winner).
In addition, the conference will include contributed paper sessions
on both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. We encourage expository
and research talks about mathematics, talks about mathematical history,
and talks about curriculum and pedagogy. We especially welcome talks by
students, both undergraduate and graduate.
We have already organized special sessions
on the following topics:
- The History of Mathematics
- Numerical Algebraic Geometry
- Research in Mathematics Education
- Innovations in the Classroom
- Graduate Student paper session
- Undergraduate Student paper session
The deadline for abstract submissions is March 31.
We would welcome further suggestions for special sessions.
In addition, there will be a pre-meeting workshop on Friday morning, led
by Dr. David Brown of Colorado College. The workshop will demonstrate
ways to incorporate the fitting of models to data in courses across the
undergraduate mathematics curriculum.
Friday will feature a luncheon for chairs and departmental liaisons,
hosted by Dr. Kyle Riley, the current Chair of the section. We
encourage as many institutions as possible to send a representative to
If you have any questions, please contact Marlow Anderson,
or Andrea Bruder
Please check the
regularly for upcoming details.
You may register and submit abstracts for talks there.
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.
Call for Nominations: Section chair-elect
The nominating committee is seeking strong leaders with a desire to
serve the MAA to run for chair-elect of the Rocky Mountain Section. The
position of section chair is vital to the organization and operation
of the Rocky Mountain Section. The chair-elect serves in that capacity
for one year before assuming a two-year role as chair, followed by a
one-year term as past-chair. The section chair serves on the Executive
Committee of the section and is an ex-officio member of all section
committees. Most importantly, the chair provides leadership for the
section and consistently seeks ways to enhance the mission of the MAA
within the region.
If you are interested in running for chair-elect or if you know someone
that would be an outstanding candidate, please contact any member of
the nominating committee:
Elections will be held during the business meeting at the MAA Rocky
Mountain Section annual meeting to be held at Colorado College, April
17-18, 2015. Note: Elected officers of the section must be members of
MAA Centennial Celebration at MathFest
Washington DC, August 5–8, 2015
The MAA turns 100 years old in 2015! A number of special events are
planned for MathFest in Washington DC in August. More information is
available at the
National Meeting Website.
20th Annual Colorado Mathematics Awards
Plans are in the works for CMA XX — the 20th Colorado Mathematics
Awards Ceremony and Reception to be held on Tuesday, May 12 at
the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver. At the school level we'll
be recognizing the top ten participants on MATHCOUNTS, the AMC 8, 10,
and 12 contests, and the outstanding members of the Colorado American
Regions Mathematics League team. At the collegiate level we'll be
recognizing all CO Putnam scorers in the top 500 and the top team(s)
on the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. We expect to recognize between
50 and 60 winners. With the winners, parents, and teachers, we expect
between 120 and 130 to attend the event.
We appreciate the support that the Rocky Mountain Section has
provided for this event over the years. Other sponsors of the Colorado
Mathematics Awards are the American Mathematics Competitions, CH2MHill,
the Professional Engineers of Colorado, and individual members of the
Colorado Mathematics Awards Steering Committee.
Suggestions for additional sources of funding are always welcomed. Please
contact Dick Gibbs for more
Spring 2016 Section Meeting
To be held at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO, April 8–9,
2016. This will be a joint meeting with the Intermountain Section.
Report on the Spring 2014 Section
Meeting in Laramie.
2014 Colorado Mathematics Awards
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Spring 2014 Newsletter
List of Coming Meetings