The logo for the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America was created in by Mark Petersen in 2001. A graduate student in the Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder at that time, Mark says of his design:

"The mountain symbols were chosen because analysis is the foundation for all
of mathematics. The equation *e ^{ip} + 1 =
0* must rank among the most beautiful formulas in mathematics. It connects the five most important constants of mathematics ith
the three most important operations - addition, multiplication, and exponentiation.
These five constants symbolize the four major branches of classical mathematics:
arithmetic, represented by 0 and 1; algebra, by