The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.
Thanks for your patience.
A research project can be a very important part of an education inmathematics. Besides the greatly increased learning intensity that comes from personal involvement with a project, and the chance to show colleges or graduate schools and potential employers the student's ability to initiate and carry out a complex scientific task, it gives the student an introduction to mathematics as it is: a living and developing intellectual organism where progress is achieved by the interplay of individual creativity and collective knowledge.
High school and college students often have trouble finding appropriate topics for research projects in mathematics. This page presents some suggestions of where to look. These sources do not list project topics! But they present a wealth of mathematical subjects in an accessible way. Each of these subjects will have areas that invite further investigation.