Recent Stories
“My grandpa would give me math puzzles as a kid. I didn’t know they were ‘math’ per se, just that they were fun puzzles. He’d work with me to solve them, not giving me the answer but helping me arrive at [it] on my own. I think this helped me understand how to break prob...

24 January 2022

In the News
The UC Santa Barbara Mathematics REU is an eight week research program for undergraduates. The program generally has approximately 10-15 participants, split into smaller groups based on research topics. My year, there were three different groups: numerical analysis, elli...

20 December 2021

In the News
By Rupert Li

20 December 2021

Recent Stories
“Ask for help, because help will always be there for people who need it.” Kamuela Yong recalls this statement as the best advice he ever received. The idea has sustained him through challenges in his journey and has been passed along to many of Yong’s own students. Certa...

13 December 2021

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This year, Judith Covington heard that one of her fellow MAA Project NExT Red Dots had just announced his retirement. “I have clearly been teaching long enough to retire,” she says. “But I do not see that on my horizon.” In fact, when asked where she sees herself in ten ...

15 November 2021

Press Releases
Washington, DC - The U.S. team earned fourth place at the Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM), organized remotely for the first time, on October 11 - 16, 2021. The RMM is a challenging international high school mathematics competition that allows students to exchange ma...

29 October 2021

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The summer after her junior year of college, Rebecca Swanson spent countless nights awake at the homeless shelter she helped run. The small staff meant that the student volunteers had to sleep in shifts so that one of them would always be available if anyone needed anyth...

25 October 2021

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28 September 2021

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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...

27 September 2021

Press Releases
WASHINGTON, DC - The MAA American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the Edyth May Sliffe Awards for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching in Middle School and High School. This national education prize is awarded annually to middl...

10 September 2021

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