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Mathematical Association of America Highlights 2008 and Preview 2009 Presentation for Section Governors Winter / Spring 2009 Publications Seventeen new books were published in 2008. Eleven titles are in production for publication in 2009.
Seventeen new books were published in 2008. Eleven titles are in production for publication in 2009.
MAA Members receive a 20% discount on the entire list of over 250 books.
MAA Textbooks are thriving, with many textbook titles on the bestseller list of 2008.
Three MAA Guides are under development in number theory, real analysis, and algebra. These small books of about 100 pages provide an overview of a variety of mathematical topics.
New on MAA Online:
Blogs: MinuteMath and NumberADay.
Video: MAA Video channel on YouTube.
Revised format for the online edition of MAA FOCUS.
Member access to back issues of Math Horizons.
New at MathDL:
MAA Writing Awards: Links to the full text of award-winning articles.
Loci combines JOMA, Convergence, and Digital Classroom Resources.
Photos/Images: Mathematicians Portrait Gallery and Mathematical Illustrations.
MAA Web Resources for Members:
MAA Reviews (eight new book reviews each week).
Classroom Capsules and Notes.
Over 1000 Fellows and Counting.
Encourage new faculty to apply.
MAA Professional Enhancement Program:
New funding from NSF extends program through 2013.
More information at: www.maa.org/prep.
MAA co-sponsored participation of two four-member teams of high school girls in the 2008 China Girls Math Olympiad held in ZhongShan, China, August 14-21, 2008. All eight girls earned a medal.
2008 International Mathematical Olympiad held in Madrid, Spain; USA team in third place, earning four gold medals, two silver medals, and one perfect paper.
More info at www.maa.org/amc.
American Math Competitions
No change in membership dues in 2009, but will go up 2.5% in 2010.
Current 2009 member retention rates slightly behind the 2008 pace.
Fall 2009: Expect that student access to membership journals and subscriptions will be electronic.
Fall 2009: Expect to test electronic memberships in core membership renewal series.
January 2010: Expect that international member access to journals and subscriptions will be electronic.
Expected to launch a revamped Corporate membership in 2009.
Increased effort to generate awareness of the MAA and all it offers.
Cycle I completed: Professional Development, Revenue, and American Mathematics Competition (AMC).
Cycle II completed: Students, Membership and Governance.
Cycle III groups preparing reports for 2010 JMM Board of Governors meeting: STEM Issues, Sections, Meetings, and Publications.
Following Cycle III: Examination of overall mission and vision of the MAA; allow for integration of reports and reflection.
Final reports are available at: www.maa.org/aboutmaa/sp (members only).
MathFest, July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Madison, WI:
Over 1,400 MathFest attendees.
Hosted with Pi Mu Epsilon, American Women in Mathematics and Women Count Conference.
JMM, January 5 - 9, 2009 in Washington, DC:
Record number of attendees, over 5,900 total.
Highlights available at: http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2110_intro.html.
View the photo gallery at: http://ww.maa.org/daily.
MathFest, August 6 - 8, 2009 in Portland, OR:
Meeting jointly with Pi Mu Epsilon and American Women in Mathematics.
Registration available online starting April 1, 2009.
Abstract submission online in mid February, 2009.
More info at: www.maa.org/mathfest .
JMM, January 13 - 16, 2010 in San Francisco, CA:
First MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture by Steven H. Strogatz, Cornell University.