[ugrads] Math writing contest

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Mon Jan 23 09:56:15 CST 2012



                I've told some of you about this new book "Math Girls"
mentioned below (see http://bentobooks.com/math-girls/ for a couple of
sample chapters). The publisher, together with Wolfram Research, has just
announced a writing contest.


                Greg Fasshauer


From: Tony Gonzalez <tony at bentobooks.com>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:49:23 -0500

Subject: Young Adult Mathematical Writing Contest


In conjunction with the recent release of its new title "Math Girls", Bento
Books has announced a writing contest for young adults with an interest in
mathematics, and for professionals who would like to write for that
audience. Submissions are accepted in three categories, high school-age
authors, enrolled undergraduate/graduate authors, and
non-student/professional authors. The contest is being co-sponsored by
Wolfram Research, who has donated several Mathematica 8 licenses as prizes
for the top entries.


Desired submissions should take the form of a conversation between the main
characters of Math Girls about an interesting topic or problem from
mathematics, in the style of the conversations that make up the bulk of the
content of Math Girls. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be made
freely available as educational resources for learners and teachers of
mathematics. Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2012.


Detailed contest rules and submission guidelines can be found here:



Thank you for your consideration.


Tony Gonzalez

Bento Books, Inc.




Greg Fasshauer

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A

email: fasshauer at iit.edu or fass at math.iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-3149

Fax: (312) 567-3135

URL: http://math.iit.edu/~fass


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