When Mathematics Chooses You: Greg Coxson’s MAA Story

Mathematical concepts are fascinating in their own right, but to Greg Coxson, the most interesting part of mathematics comes in its applications. Throughout his education, Coxson found himself constantly asking: where does mathematics show up in the world, and how can it...
Uncovering a Passion for Mathematics

“Nothing else had ever struck me as the thing I was supposed to do until this,” Tien Chih says, recalling the moment in his undergraduate career when he realized he was meant to be a math teacher.
Meet Stephanie Salomone: New MAA Project NExT Associate Director

For as long as Stephanie Salomone can remember, she always loved learning. Her parents — an educator and an engineer — encouraged Salomone throughout her childhood to gain a variety of learning experiences, including everything from mathematics to music lessons to explor...
A Lifetime of Mathematical Challenges: The Story of MAA Member John Mason

“Try to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves,” says Mathematical Association of America (MAA) member, professor emeritus of the Open University, and avid canoeist John Mason. Though he’s retired from his original position teaching mathematics and m...
Mathematics Unites Young Women & Challenges the Gender Gap in STEM

WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2021) — According to the Census Bureau, women have made significant gains in the STEM workforce over the years, but men still dominate the field. In 2019, "Men made up 52% of all U.S. workers but 73% of all STEM workers."
Concepts Over Calculations: Rick Gillman’s Expansive View of Mathematics

Rick Gillman will always remember the moment he decided to become a teacher. It was in his calculus class during his senior year of high school. There were only four people in the class, but Gillman always managed to grab a seat behind another student, hiding from the te...
Man on the Moon and an MAA Member Who Helped Them Get There: The Story of Ralph Pass

Much of the world is certain that the career path for mathematicians involves either teaching or impossible theories and their applications, and while the application part may be true, Ralph Pass’s journey is anything but ordinary. Though he was adamant that his story is...
From Struggling with the AMC to Writing it: How One Math Professor Learned to “Wrestle with Math”

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence,” he recited with ease.
A Collaborative Life: Finding Fun and Community in Mathematics

We are all shaped by key moments in our childhoods. For Candice Price, one of those moments came in the third grade, when her math teacher played Schoolhouse Rock to teach her class multiplication. From then on, Candice loved mathematics for one simple reason: it was fun...
Finding Confidence in Mathematics with Jessie Hamm

Jessie Hamm never expected to be where she is today. Though she always knew she would attend college, she never saw herself going to graduate school, let alone earning her Ph.D. in mathematics. From a young age, Hamm had a passion for mathematics, but she lacked somethin...
When Mathematics Chooses You: Greg Coxson’s MAA Story

Mathematical concepts are fascinating in their own right, but to Greg Coxson, the most interesting part of mathematics comes in its applications. Throughout his education, Coxson found himself constantly asking: where does mathematics show up in the world, and how can it...
Uncovering a Passion for Mathematics

“Nothing else had ever struck me as the thing I was supposed to do until this,” Tien Chih says, recalling the moment in his undergraduate career when he realized he was meant to be a math teacher.
Meet Stephanie Salomone: New MAA Project NExT Associate Director

For as long as Stephanie Salomone can remember, she always loved learning. Her parents — an educator and an engineer — encouraged Salomone throughout her childhood to gain a variety of learning experiences, including everything from mathematics to music lessons to explor...
A Lifetime of Mathematical Challenges: The Story of MAA Member John Mason

“Try to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves,” says Mathematical Association of America (MAA) member, professor emeritus of the Open University, and avid canoeist John Mason. Though he’s retired from his original position teaching mathematics and m...
Mathematics Unites Young Women & Challenges the Gender Gap in STEM

WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2021) — According to the Census Bureau, women have made significant gains in the STEM workforce over the years, but men still dominate the field. In 2019, "Men made up 52% of all U.S. workers but 73% of all STEM workers."
Concepts Over Calculations: Rick Gillman’s Expansive View of Mathematics

Rick Gillman will always remember the moment he decided to become a teacher. It was in his calculus class during his senior year of high school. There were only four people in the class, but Gillman always managed to grab a seat behind another student, hiding from the te...
Man on the Moon and an MAA Member Who Helped Them Get There: The Story of Ralph Pass

Much of the world is certain that the career path for mathematicians involves either teaching or impossible theories and their applications, and while the application part may be true, Ralph Pass’s journey is anything but ordinary. Though he was adamant that his story is...
From Struggling with the AMC to Writing it: How One Math Professor Learned to “Wrestle with Math”

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence,” he recited with ease.
A Collaborative Life: Finding Fun and Community in Mathematics

We are all shaped by key moments in our childhoods. For Candice Price, one of those moments came in the third grade, when her math teacher played Schoolhouse Rock to teach her class multiplication. From then on, Candice loved mathematics for one simple reason: it was fun...
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