AMS News AMS News - RSS Feed Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST en-us 5 successful CEOs who majored in math Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <p>A Pi Day post about five former math majors who are current or former CEOs at Google, Microsoft, Netflix, GE, and Pepsi. <a href="">HITC, March 14, 2007</a>.</p> 5 Unusual Proofs Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <p>By Kelsey Edwards-Houston, PBS Infinite Series, March 9, 2017<br /> &nbsp;</p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="130" src="" width="250"></iframe> The Latest from Plus Magazine Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <p><a href="/images/Plus-logo.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/Plus-logo.jpg" style="float:left; height:24px; margin-left:5px; margin-right:5px; width:100px" /></a>The mathematics of kindness, strategic dating, cake cutting and more featured in the <a href="">latest issue of Plus Magazine</a>.</p> Weekly Riddles Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <p>Test your skills and logic with the <a href="">Riddle of the Week</a> from Popular Mechanics.</p> Epsilon Fund Makes Awards for 2017 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <p><a href="/images/beam-2016-steps.jpg"><img alt="BEAM 2016 participants and staff " src="/images/thumbs/beam-2016-steps.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:57px; margin-left:2px; margin-right:2px; width:100px" /></a>The AMS has chosen 17 summer mathematics programs to receive Epsilon grants for 2017. These summer programs give students a chance to see aspects of mathematics that they may not see in school and allow them to share their enthusiasm for mathematics with like-minded students. (Photo: 2016 BEAM program participants and staff, courtesy of BEAM.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p>The programs that received Epsilon grants for 2017 are:</p> <ul> <li>All Girls/All Math Summer Camp, University of Nebraska, Yu Jin</li> <li>Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), two colleges in the Hudson Valley, NY (Bard College and one TBA), Daniel Zaharopol</li> <li>Camp Euclid, Euclid Lab (online), David Gay</li> <li>Canada/USA Mathcamp, University of Puget Sound, Marisa Debowsky</li> <li>GirlsGetMath@ICERM 2017, ICERM, Brown University, Brendan Edward Hassett</li> <li>GirlsGetMath@Rochester, University of Rochester, Amanda M. Tucker (nee Beeson)</li> <li>Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, Hampshire College, David C. Kelly</li> <li>MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity), Bryn Mawr College, Sarah-Marie Belcastro</li> <li>MathILy-Er, Willamette University, Jonah K. Ostroff</li> <li>MathPath, Mount Holyoke College, Stephen B. Maurer</li> <li>Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp, Texas State University, Max Warshauer/Michelle Pruett</li> <li>Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS), University of Michigan, Doreen J. Fussman</li> <li>PROMYS-Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists, Boston University, Glenn Stevens</li> <li>PROTaSM (Puerto Rico Opportunities for Talented Students in Mathematics), University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Luis F. Caceres</li> <li>Research Science Institute (RSI), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles M. Farmer</li> <li>SigmaCamp, Silver Lake Camp and Conference Center, Sharon, CT, Alexander Kirillov</li> <li>Summer Institute for Mathematics at UW, University of Washington, Ron Irving</li> </ul> <p><a href="/about-us/support-ams/giving_op/epsilon">The Epsilon Fund for Young Scholars Programs</a>, the endowment whose income supports the awards, reached its initial funding goal of $2 million in 2008. A very generous anonymous gift helped achieve that goal, along with numerous contributions from AMS members and others in the mathematical community. The AMS continues to place a high priority on supporting the programs that bring mathematically talented high school and middle school students together and introduce them to mathematical research.</p> Varsity Math Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <p>The National Museum of Mathematics and The Wall Street Journal teamed up for <a href="">Varsity Math</a>, a weekly math challenge featuring two new puzzles a week.</p> Astronaut Eileen Collins Talks about Math! Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="130" src="" width="250"></iframe> <p><em>Video courtesy of Wings Over the Rockies Air &amp; Space Museum </em></p> Connie Bambridge-Sutton Wins WWTBAM in the UK Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST <p><strong><a href="/images/wwtbam-uk2017-final.jpg"><img alt="UK Who Wants to Be a Mathematician finalists with Simon Singh and Matt Parker" src="/images/thumbs/wwtbam-uk2017-final.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:64px; margin-left:1px; margin-right:1px; width:100px" /></a>Connie Bambridge-Sutton</strong> (center) won the 2017 United Kingdom edition of <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> in a live competition at Maths Fest in London on February 9. She was one of six finalists who qualified after two rounds of online testing last fall. The finals were hosted by stand-up mathematician <strong>Matt Parker</strong> (far right). Congratulations to all the finalists! (Photo by Ben Sparks.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK -->Maths Fest was organized by Matt, Sarah Cooper, and Rob Eastaway. Simon Singh and Matt helped make possible the UK version of <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em>, and hope to have a UK student in the 2018 <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego (pending sponsorship). <a href="">Read more about the UK final</a>. Pictured, left to right: <strong>Simon Singh</strong> (Good Thinking), <strong>Yuji Okitani</strong> (Tapton Academy), <strong>Charlie Hu</strong> (City of London School), <strong>Simon Wisniewski</strong> (St Paul&rsquo;s Catholic College), winner <strong>Connie Bambridge-Sutton</strong> (Reigate Grammar School), <strong>John Harber</strong> (King&rsquo;s College London Mathematics School), <strong>Shavindra Jayasekera</strong> (Wilson&rsquo;s School), and <strong>Matt Parker </strong>(Maths Fest).</p> Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month - April Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST <p><a href="/images/mathstatmo-profile-600x600.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/mathstatmo-profile-600x600.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:100px; margin-left:4px; margin-right:4px; width:100px" /></a>April is <a href="">Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month</a>, a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems. Find <a href="">resources offered by AMS, ASA, MAA and SIAM</a> to inform and inspire, and follow and share activities on #MathStatMonth <a href="">Facebook</a> and <a href="">Twitter</a>.</p> Why REU's are for You Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST <p>Interested in learning more about Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)? Five students share their experiences at five different REUs in this new blog post, <a href="">&quot;Students&rsquo; Views of REUs: a &ldquo;Magical Place of Thinking&quot;</a>.</p>