11 The Nineties

The sixty-ninth annual meeting was held on April 6-7, 1990, at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. A record high of 420 registrants, including 335 members, was set at this meeting. The 85 students also attending reflects the increasing popularity of the ``T.A. Rush''. The three major addresses were given by the M.A.A. Secretary, Gerald L. Alexanderson of the University of Santa Clara, by the Section Lecturer, Irl C. Bivens of Davidson College, and by Jerald Dauer of the University of Tennessee--Chattanooga. A Short Course on ``Creating an Alternative for a Freshman Mathematics Course'' was given by Harvey Carruth of the University of Tennessee--Knoxville. A new record of 77 contributed papers was also set at this meeting. A session on ``Mathematics in Industry'', featuring speakers from five major corporations, was offered for the first time and was very well received. For the first time in many years, a banquet dinner was held on Friday evening on the campus.

The seventieth annual meeting was held on April 5 and 6, 1991, at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. The three major addresses were given by N.C.T.M. Past-president Shirley Frye of Scottsdale, Arizona, by the Section Lecturer, Stephen E. Puckette of the University of the South, and by Daphne Smith of the University of Georgia. A Short Course on ``Computers in the Mathematics Classroom'' was given by Lester Senechal of Mt. Holyoke College and Ladnor Geissinger of the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. There were 42 papers presented at the sections on contributed papers. A total of 202 persons were registered for this meeting on the Section boundary, including 173 members and 29 students. The ``T.A. Rush'' and the meetings for department chairs and for department representatives continue to be popular features of the meetings.

The seventy-first annual meeting will be held at Kennesaw State College, Kennesaw, Georgia, on April 10 and 11, 1992. The major addresses will be given by the M.A.A. Executive Director, Marcia Sward, by the Section Lecturer, Carl Pomerance of the University of Georgia, and by the MONTHLY Editor, John H. Ewing of Indiana University. Professor Ewing has been designated as the first Polya Lecturer, in honor of the late George Polya of Stanford University. This meeting will be held in conjunction with regional meetings of the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) and of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Student participation will be enhanced with the support of a grant from the M.A.A. Three workshops will be given at the meeting on Friday morning: (1) ``Earth Algebra'' by Nancy Zumoff and Chris Schaufele of Kennesaw State College, (2) ``Statistics With the TI-81 Calculator'' by Iris Fetta of Clemson University and Richard Stephens of Western Carolina University, and (3) ``Implementing Calculus as a Formal Laboratory Course Using Mathematica'' by Martha Abell, James Davenport and Arthur Sparks of Georgia Southern University. The winners of the second ``Section Distinguished Service Award'' and of the first ``Section Outstanding Teaching Award'' will be announced at the meeting. As with the sixtieth anniversary meeting at Emory University, this meeting on the seventieth anniversary of the Section will be held within a few days of the date and a few miles of the location of the first (organizational) meeting of the Section in 1922.