[ugrads] MAA Newsletter

Hemanshu Kaul kaul at math.iit.edu
Mon Feb 9 14:26:48 CST 2009

Hello all,

The highlights of some forthcoming MAA activities are given below. You can 
find the details at http://www.maa.org/liaisons/liaison-news-feb2009.html

Students, please pay attention to the SIGMAA writing competition on 
history of mathematics. Contact me if you are interested in participating. 
Also, consider participating in Mathfest, the annual MAA meeting.

Faculty, please look at the call for proposals (although the deadlines are 
soon, it might be something to keep in mind for next year).


Hemanshu Kaul
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

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The February 2009 Liaison Newsletter is now available online. Please share
these featured items with your colleagues.

PREP 2009 Registration Now Open: Looking for a great way to join with your 
peers this summer to explore new ideas? The MAA Professional Enhancement 
Program (PREP) offers workshops on a variety of topics. Read more...

MAA Student Programs - A Success Story: Student participation has been one 
of the MAA’s biggest growth areas over the past couple of decades. As part 
of the Association's efforts to re-focus and better serve students, gratis 
memberships for student presenters at Section meetings have been 
discontinued.

NSF Special Video Report Highlights Math Education: The National Science 
Foundation's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs has produced a 
special report highlighting the importance of mathematics education and 
the struggles of some U.S. students with the subject. Read more...

What's New on MathDL - The MAA Basic Library List: The MAA's list of 
library recommendations last appeared as an independent list in 1991. The 
Basic Library List (BLL) is now integrated into MAA Reviews. Read more...

Guidelines for Consultants in the Mathematical Sciences: Beginning with a 
PREP workshop held in 2005, the MAA Committee on Consultants has collected 
and compiled reference materials that inform Guidelines for Serving as a 
Consultant, now posted at www.maa.org/ProgramReview.

MathFest Abstract Submission Opens February 13: We hope you are already 
planning to join us for MathFest 2009 (www.maa.org/MathFest) in Portland, 
Oregon, August 6-8. The call for papers will appear both on the MathFest 
website and in the February/March issue of MAA FOCUS. Read more...

Call for Proposals: The MAA offers grants to encourage a diverse range of 
students to consider careers or further study in mathematics. The 
Tensor-SUMMA, MAA-Tensor, and NREUP grant programs are currently accepting 
proposals.

HOM SIGMAA Writing Contest: The MAA Special Interest Group on the History 
of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA) is pleased to announce its sixth annual 
Student Writing Contest. This contest, designed to increase awareness and 
interest in the history of mathematics, is open to all undergraduate 
students.

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