• Recordings of MAA MathFest 2023 are Almost Here!

    Want to revisit some of the great talks held at MAA MathFest 2023? Not able to attend this past summer? We are pleased to announce that recordings from MAA MathFest 2023 will be posted to the MAA YouTube Channel on September 26. Further information will be posted to and here on MAA Connect at that time!

  • Only a Few Weeks Left for AMC Early Registration!

    Early registration dates for the American Mathematics Competitions are coming soon! Sign up now before prices go up!

    Early registration deadlines:

    • AMC 10/12 A - Monday, September 18
    • AMC 10/12 B - Monday, September 25
    • AMC 8 - Monday, October 16

    See the full registration schedule here.

  • Job Postings from the Community

    Take a look at these new positions shared from your colleagues!

  • Congratulations to the MAA Outstanding Student Posters!

    Congratulations to the 2023 MAA Outstanding Student Posters from the Undergraduate Student Poster Session "Research in Motion" at MAA MathFest! This was an incredibly talented year for students. We had 21 posters declared to be Outstanding, with a further 21 Honorable Mentions. The Janet L. Andersen Award for Undergraduate Research in Mathematical or Computational Biology even had a three-way tie! Well done to everyone, it was an honor to watch you presenting your hard work!

    Visit our website to see each winner list and view the abstract book for the presentations.

  • MAA 2022 Impact Report Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce that the MAA's 2022 Impact Report is now available! Explore the latest achievements of our community and innovative programs you help to support year-round.

  • Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2023 MAA Awards!

  • Visit the MAA Pavilion at MAA MathFest!

    The MAA Pavilion always has something going on, and this year is no exception - whether it's a meet & greet with one of our award winners, learning about the new online member portal, or having fun with a Rubik's cube, there's something for everyone!

    So join us in the Exhibit Hall in the Tampa Convention Center: 

    Wednesday, August 2 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, August 3 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

    Friday, August 4 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced!

    Congratulations to the winner of our T-Shirt Contest - John Martin of Santa Rosa Junior College, celebrating 50 years of membership with the Golden Section! This design will be on sale in the MAA Pavilion in Tampa while supplies last. Thank you to all contest participants for your creative submissions!

  • Join SIGMAA HOM for a Virtual Talk on June 2!

    Join SIGMAA HOM on June 2nd at 12 PM Eastern/9 AM Pacific for a discussion by Colm Mulcahy on "The Annals of Irish Mathematics: Trying to Track Four Centuries of Mathematical Activity." We look forward to seeing you there!
    Zoom link:

  • Students, Don't Forget to Submit your Abstracts for this Year's Undergraduate Student Poster Session

    The MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session returns for 2023 at MAA MathFest in Tampa, Florida! This session features research performed by undergraduate students. First-year graduate students are eligible to present if their research was completed while they were still undergraduates. Research by high school students can be accepted if the research was conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at a post-secondary institution.

    Appropriate content includes, but is not limited to, a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, or a method of solution to an applied problem. Projects that are currently "in progress", but leading towards one of these outcomes are also welcome. Purely expository material is not appropriate for this session.

    The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 8, 2023. Early submissions are

  • New Virtual Special Issue Available!

    The latest Virtual Special Issue is live now until September 2023! This special issue is all about the History of Math, and is comprised of a curated collection of papers from MAA journals.

  • Test Your Design Skills and Create the New MAA T-Shirt!

    The MAA is looking for creative designs for the new MAA t-shirt to be sold in Tampa at MAA MathFest! In the past, these shirts have been funny, mathematically sound, and worn with tremendous pride by our members. Past design winners have received a free shirt, recognition on MAA social media accounts, and royal bragging rights. This year’s selected designer will also win a $50 Amazon gift card! For more information and t-shirt submission requirements, click here!

  • MAA MathFest 2023 Early Bird Registration Rates Ending Soon!

    Registration for MAA MathFest is open! Take advantage of our steeply discounted early bird rates, which end on April 15th. 

  • MAA OPEN Math Summer Workshops - Register By April 19

    Join MAA this summer for our OPEN Math Summer Workshops, dedicated to building inclusive classrooms using evidence-based instructional practices from the MAA IP Guide. Don't miss out on this professional development opportunity!

  • Spring Virtual Programming has Sprung!

    Virtual programming has arrived once more! This season, all events are FREE though pre-registration is still required. Upcoming sessions include fun topics such as the intersections of mathematics with magic tricks or Japanese braiding. We hope you'll join us!

  • Job Openings with MAA Competitions Programs

    MOP Open Positions (1-month seasonal term; renewable): 

    We are looking for new leadership for Mathematics Olympiad Program (MOP) to include an Academic Director, Residential Director, and four Resident Assistants: 

    MOP Academic Director AoV 

    MOP Resident Director 

    MOP Resident Assistant 

    To apply for a MOP position: Send cover letter and resume to

    AMC for ALL Committee (1-year term):  

    The AMC for All committee is creating access to equitable mathematics enrichment and problem-solving resources for teachers and students in under-resourced schools and under-represented communities. We are looking for support in the following areas: 

    Committee Member: 

    Industry professionals to collaboratively design deliverables such as DEI teacher training support, student learning strategies and math application, awards and recognition, engagement opportunities, and career connections. Honorariums start at $3,000 with a term length of one year. 

    Principal Investigator (PI): 

    The Principal Investigator will oversee, coordinate and manage the design and creation of committee deliverables. They will work closely with staff to ensure timelines are met and committee members are supported. Since the project deliverables are wide-ranging, it would beneficial for this person to be a seasoned professional in the K-12 DEI/education space. This position comes with an honorarium with a term length of one year.  

    To apply for a position with the AMC for All Committee, or submit a nomination, please contact

    Sliffe Committee Chair (3-year term): 

    With James Tanton stepping down from his position, we are seeking a new Sliffe Committee Chair by late spring. 

    The Edyth May Sliffe Awards for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching in Middle School and High School are given annually to middle and high school mathematics teachers who have done outstanding work to motivate students in mathematics, namely by participating in one of the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) competitions. 

    The Sliffe Committee Chair directs the process of selecting winners of the Edyth May Sliffe Awards given annually to individuals who use mathematical competitions to encourage, mentor, and involve students in the study of mathematics. At least 20 awards will be given each year. 

    To apply for this position, or to submit a nomination, please contact

  • Registration is Now Open for MAA MathFest 2023!

    Join us August 2 - 5, 2023 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida for MAA MathFest 2023! We are looking forward to seeing you!

  • MAA Connect now has a Mobile App!

    MAA Connect has gone mobile! For a great on-the-go supplement to your desktop, download the Connected Community app today! The app can be found in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

  • Join the HOM SIGMAA for a Virtual Talk! - Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm EST

    Please join HOM SIGMAA on Tuesday, February 21st at 4 PM pacific/7 PM eastern on Zoom for a talk by Marjorie Senechal (Smith College) on "Josephine Mehlberg (1905 - 1969), Mathematician".

    Zoom link:
    Meeting ID: 897 8290 1915


    Professor  Mehlberg  was known by different names in different phases of her life:

    Pepi Spinner in her childhood and youth in Eastern Poland
    Józefa Mehlberg after marrying her fellow student Henryk Mehlberg in 1933
    Countess Janina Suchodolska , her nom de guerre in World War II
    Josephine Janina Spinner Mehlberg in the United States after 1956.

    Speaker Biography: 

    Marjorie Senechal is Louise Wolff Kahn professor emerita in mathematics and history of science and technology at Smith College,  past editor-in-chief of theMathematical Intelligencer, and an inaugural  fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Her research fields are mathematical crystallography and discrete geometry, and the history of both.  Her books include Quasicrystals and Geometry, Shaping Spaceand a biography, I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science.  

  • Join the IBL SIGMAA for their Workshop Series! - Thursday, February 23 at 11am EST

    The IBL SIGMAA is continuing their workshop series this spring with Edward Burger presenting Behind the Scenes: Fostering effective thinking through IBL (tough) love on Thursday, February 23rd at 11:00am (EST). The workshop will be roughly 45 minutes in length followed by time for questions and answers.

    Each workshop will be held remotely, so we look forward to having as many attend as possible. Note that you can join the workshops without the Zoom app. Here is the Zoom link for the series:

    If you are unable to attend the workshops, slides and materials from the workshops will be posted on the SIGMAA website
    Two more workshops will be offered later this semester, see attached flyer for additional details:
    • Daniel Reinholz presenting Imbuing Iquiry-Based Instruction with Equity: The Importance of Social Marker Data on Thursday, March 30th at 2pm (EDT)
    • Aditiya Adiredja presenting Responding to Students' "Mistakes": An Anti-Deficit Perspective with IBL Thursday, April 27th at 2pm (EDT)
  • Now Accepting Applications for Project NExT - Due April 15

    Applications for the next cohort of NExT'ers, who will meet before MathFest 2023 in Tampa Bay, at JMM 2024, and at MathFest 2024 in Indianapolis are due April 15th. A successful application includes a letter of support from a chair or dean pledging both financial and non-monetary support.

    If you're a new(ish) faculty member in the US or Canada, please consider applying! Although most of our successful applicants are in their first couple of years post-phd, we welcome more experienced applicants (including those who have completed several research-intensive post-doc or those who have personal reasons for not applying earlier). 

    MAA Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics, making the mathematics community more inclusive and equitable, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and creating leaders within the community. We also provide participants with a support network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities. Since 1994 there have been over 2300 NExTers, who have appeared in all capacities in the academic mathematical profession.
    For more information, see our website ( which includes answers to many frequently asked questions or email Dave Kung (
  • The SIGMAA on RUME Annual Conference is this Month - Register Now!

    As part of its ongoing activities to foster research in undergraduate mathematics education and the dissemination of such research, the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME) presents its twenty-fifth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

    About the Conference

    The conference is a forum for researchers in collegiate mathematics education to share results of research addressing issues pertinent to the learning and teaching of undergraduate mathematics. The conference is organized around the following themes: results of current research, contemporary theoretical perspectives and research paradigms, and innovative methodologies and analytic approaches as they pertain to the study of undergraduate mathematics education. The program will include plenary addresses, contributed paper sessions, and preliminary paper sessions.

    Hosted by the UNO Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, the SIGMAA on RUME 2023 Conference will be in a Hybrid Format. The in-person event will be in Omaha, NE on February 23-25, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Old Market. Details on Hybrid attendance will be announced by December 2022.

  • Are YOU the Next MAA Spotlight?

    Our MAA Spotlight series highlights our members’ remarkable experiences, accomplishments, and stories.

    If you or someone you know wants to be an MAA Spotlight, please email

  • Updates From the Community - Job Opportunities with MathPath Summer Program

    MathPath ( is a residential summer program for students aged 11-14 who are exceptionally gifted in mathematics.  We are hiring counselors (typically undergraduate math majors) and senior staff assistants (typically post-college young adults) for our Summer 2023 program, which will be held at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon June 25-July 23, 2023.

    Applications should be submitted by February 28, 2023 for first round consideration. More information  about both roles can be found at:
    For questions about these positions, please email Program Director April Verser at

  • Catch up on Our Blog - Math Values

    Have you seen our blog recently? The Math Values blog explores the diverse voices of mathematics to bring you thought-provoking articles, informative content and practical ideas. Catch up on recent posts such as "Understanding Mathematical Creativity" and "Mega-minute of Data" today! 

    Contact the blog team or learn how to contribute content at

  • Updates from the Community - Job Opening at Michigan State University

    Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! 

    The Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University (MSU) has an opening for an Academic Specialist in their mathematics group.  This is a full-time teaching focused faculty position in the Continuing System at MSU.  A link to the full advert is below.  Please reach out to Robert Bell directly ( if you have questions about this opportunity.  On MSU’s website this is Job no. 833998. Link:
  • Have You Read the Latest Issue of MAA FOCUS?

    Come see what's new in the December 2022/January 2023 issue of MAA FOCUS, with articles such as the following:

    • Reach the World: Writing Mathematical Opinion for a Post-Truth World by Kira Hamman and Francis Su
    • Math on the Inside by Jesse Waite
    • Pandemic Teaching: Revising Our Model of Teaching by Carrie Diaz Eaton and Jean Marie Linhart

    This issue also delves into such topics as the role of an editor, navigating the new MAA member portal, and sharing information about the wide variety of MAA periodicals. If you haven't had a chance to read the latest issue yet, come take a look at what's inside!
  • Updates from the Community - December 5-11

    Hello everyone! Please read on for recent job postings from your colleagues in the mathematical community:

    1. The applied mathematics department at Florida Poly is hiring multiple faculty positions for a summer or fall 2023 start. We will participate in the Employment Center at JMM (Boston, Jan 4 - 6).  We would love to meet perspective candidates and talk about a possible career at Florida Poly. Please see our position announcements for assistant professor or associate professor.  You can sign-up for an interview on the site or you can request an interview at JMM.   We are a growing department and university--see our website here.  We hope to meet great candidates in Boston!

    2. Due to a faculty retirement this December, Southeast Missouri State University is currently in need of an adjunct to teach some sections of Cryptography online.  Since the semester starts in mid-January, we are currently in a bit of crisis-mode.  If you know anyone who might be interested, would you please forward them this information?

    If anyone wants more information, please email Daniel Daly at

  • AMC 8 Registration Deadline

    Regular registration for the AMC 8 will close on December 18, 2022

    Late registration will close on January 11, 2023. Competition will be held on January 17, 2023. All important dates can be viewed here.
  • Upcoming MathFest Proposal Deadlines

    Workshop, Panel, Town Hall, and Poster Session Proposals, as well as proposals for any sessions not covered in other categories, are due December 15 for MAA MathFest 2023.

    Proposals for SIGMAA Business Meetings and Guest Lectures are due January 31.

    Proposals may be submitted via this portal.

  • Editors Wanted - Math Horizons, Mathematics Magazine

    The MAA is seeking candidates for the positions of editor of Math Horizons and of Mathematics Magazine

    Each position requires a six-year commitment, the first transitional year as editor-elect beginning January 2024, and the remaining five years as editor. Duties extend throughout the year with a time commitment of roughly two or three days per week. Support, largely in the form of course release time and travel reimbursements, is provided for the six-year period. 

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining
    experience and expressing a vision for the magazine. Nominations are also welcome.

    Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2023, with appointment as editor-elect to commence on January 1, 2024. The five-year editorial term runs January 1, 2025–December 31, 2029. Please send inquiries, nominations, and applications to

    Published four times a year in February, April, September, and November, Math Horizons is a magazine providing a vibrant and accessible forum for practitioners, students, educators, and enthusiasts of mathematics. It is dedicated to exploring the folklore, characters, and current happenings in mathematical culture, and presenting exceptional mathematical exposition accessible to an undergraduate-level audience.

    For nearly one hundred years, Mathematics Magazine has been one of the most beloved and widely
    read journals of expository mathematics in the world, and now we are looking for the right candidate to guide the journal into its second century. Launched in 1926 as the “Mathematics Newsletter,” the journal is known for its engaging writing on new mathematics or new perspectives on known mathematics, with an emphasis on accessibility at the advanced undergraduate level. Mathematics Magazine is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing lively, high-quality exposition about mathematical topics related to the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Registration Deadline for OURFA²M² is November 12!

    The Online Undergraduate Resource Fair for the Advancement and Alliance of Marginalized Mathematicians is a free, virtual, student-organized conference. Undergraduate participants will learn about how to start a mathematics-oriented career and have access to networking opportunities.
    The 2022 conference will be held via Zoom on November 19th & 20th, 2022, in partnership with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The conference is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, DUE-2230388.
  • Updates from the Community: October 24-November 2

    Regularly, we will be showcasing community updates and opportunities for involvement. Here are the latest employment opportunities from your colleagues: 

    1. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics position to begin August 14, 2023.  The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or ABD in mathematics or a closely related field, such as applied mathematics, mathematics education, or data science.  Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  A typical course load is 12 credit hours per semester.  Field of specialization is open, although due to a rapidly growing engineering program, the course load will include one or more sections in the Calculus sequence from Pre-Calculus through Differential Equations each semester.  Preference will be given to candidates who are committed to teaching excellence and to engaging undergraduate students in research.  Additional responsibilities include engagement in and service to the department, college, and community. The successful candidate will maintain a strong research agenda and broad teaching interests.

    More info about the job and institution can be found here. For questions, please contact Heidi Hulsizer at

    2. The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University will be hiring several postdoctoral fellows to start in the Fall 2023. These are contract-renewable positions for three years depending on funding. The positions are open to any area of mathematics, but our group is particularly interested in postdocs working in the area of data science education with a mathematical data science focus. The postdoc will directly work with a professor who researches mathematical data science and teaches data science courses, Emily King, as well as mathematics education faculty Hortensia Soto and Liz Arnold. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with further researchers in mathematical data science and mathematics education in the department. An ideal candidate will have a PhD in either mathematics with a focus on data science or in mathematics/statistics education.  The breadth of the research interests of the mentors will help guide the postdoc to broaden their knowledge base to encompass data science education with a mathematical data science focus. You can view the job posting on MathJobs: Candidates must apply through CSU's HR website: Please share this message with anyone who might be interested in applying. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the following people: Emily King (, Hortensia Soto (, Liz Arnold (

  • Searching for the Next MAA Project NExT Director

    The Project NExT Director position is a four-year renewable term, reporting to the MAA Senior
    Director for Programs and managing the Project NExT leadership team of Associate Directors.
    Compensation will be negotiated with the MAA Board Treasurer and Executive Director, likely
    to consist of a combination of course releases and summer pay. The Director appointment will
    begin on September 1, 2023, and conclude on August 31, 2027, with opportunity to shadow the
    current Director during the months of May-August 2023.
    Nominations and questions may be directed to Dr. Tommy Ratliff, Chair of the Search
    Committee, at
    To apply, please submit the following to
    ● a current Curriculum Vitae,
    ● a letter of interest in the position that includes your vision for carrying out the Project
    NExT Director responsibilities, and
    ● names and contact information of two individuals whom we may contact regarding your
    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
    Interested candidates who may not be able to meet the November 1 deadline are encouraged
    to contact Search Chair Tommy Ratliff ( as soon as
  • Updates from the Community: October 10-17

    Every week, we will be showcasing community updates and opportunities for involvement. Here is the latest employment opportunity from your colleagues:

    • The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Skidmore College invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mathematics beginning in September 2023. Qualifications include a doctorate in mathematics with research in pure mathematics.  For more information and to apply for this position, visit to read the full ad and to apply. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kirsten Hogenson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Skidmore College,

    • The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2023. We are looking for candidates who use computational tools in their chosen area of research and can bring this experience into their teaching. All research specialties will be considered. Candidates would be expected to teach at all levels of our mathematics curriculum. In addition, we look for applicants who are interested in working with students on undergraduate research projects. The complete job ad can be viewed here. The deadline for applications is November 15th, which should be submitted through Interfolio. Questions about this search may be directed to Eric Ruggieri,  Please feel free to share this announcement off list to anyone you know that is on the job market this year.
  • MAA Member Portal Temporarily Unavailable

    From October 11th until October 19th, the MAA Member Portal will be temporarily unavailable as we upgrade our membership management system. During this time, if you need to update your personal information, renew your membership, or make a donation please contact our Customer Service team at 800-331-1622 or email them at
  • SIGMAA IBL Fall Speaker Series

    SIGMAA IBL's Workshop Series has returned for the fall semester! The workshops will be roughly 45 minutes to one hour in length, followed by some time to network with others interested in IBL.
    • Sheila Tabanli will be presenting Incorporating Cognitive Psychology Based Strategies for Math Instruction on Friday, October 28th at 12pm (EDT)
    • Robin Wilson will be presenting on Groupwork, Equity, and Student Buy-In in Wednesday, November 30th at 3pm (EST)

    Each workshop will be held remotely, so we look forward to having as many attend as possible. Note that you can join the workshops without the Zoom app. Here is the Zoom link for the series: