April is Math Awareness Month
At www.mathaware.org, you can find theme essays, related resources, and download a 8.5 x 11” copy of the 2013 poster, “Mathematics of Sustainability.” You may also order the free full-size printed poster (5 copies maximum) online.
Loyola will participate in the annual April observance of Math Awareness Month (MAM) through a number of activities:
- The Teaching Mathematics Colloquium (April 4th), which will feature David Bressoud (Macalester) speaking about the Calculus Survey.
- The Undergraduate Colloquium in the Mathematical Sciences (April 8th), which will feature Tassos Malliaris (Loyola) speaking about the interaction of mathematics and economics.
- A special lecture on Science Attitudes, Science Anxiety, and Gender (April 10th), co-hosted by the Physics and WSGS departments, where Jeffry Mallow (Loyola) will discuss his research on the same.
- Numerous posters at the LUROP Research Symposium (April 20th), including one of our own: George Seelinger, III, mathematics major (class of 2015).
- and more! (Contact the Department or the Math Club for more details.)
MAM is sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM), which has selected “Mathematics of Sustainability” as the theme for MAM 2013.
Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance human needs against the world's resources while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way of life. Society and individuals will need to make difficult choices; mathematics provides us with tools to make informed decisions.
About Math Awareness Month and JPBM
Mathematics Awareness Month, held each year in April, was created to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. It began in 1986, when President Reagan issued a proclamation establishing National Mathematics Awareness Week. Activities for Mathematics Awareness Month generally are organized on local, state and regional levels by college and university departments, institutional public information offices, student groups, and related associations and interest groups.
The JPBM is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).