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Mathematics Awareness Month - April

MAM 2014 posterEach year in April the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics sponsors Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) to recognize the importance of mathematics through a series of essays and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.

This year's theme is Math Drives Careers.

Innovation is an increasingly important factor in the growth of world economies. It is especially important in key economic sectors like manufacturing, materials, energy, biotechnology, healthcare, networks, and professional and business services. The advances in and applications of the mathematical sciences have become drivers of innovation as new systems and methodologies have become more complex. As mathematics drives innovation, it also drives careers. - See more at: http://www.mathaware.org/index.html#sthash.yZOrpEoY.dpuf

Innovation is an increasingly important factor in the growth of world economies. It is especially important in key economic sectors like manufacturing, materials, energy, biotechnology, healthcare, networks, and professional and business services. The advances in and applications of the mathematical sciences have become drivers of innovation as new systems and methodologies have become more complex. As mathematics drives innovation, it also drives careers.


See the 2015 theme announcement, essay and poster; link to related resources; and submit your school's activity to celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month. And be sure to follow @MathAware on Twitter and MAM Facebook.

AMS Mathematics Awareness Month-related resources:

AMS Books

AMSTEXT-6 STML-5 MBK-64

See more books on Applied Mathematics.

Articles in Notices of the AMS

Mathematical Moments

  • AMS Mathematical Moments, a series of posters that promote appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology and human culture. Many include podcast interviews with individuals who use mathematical sciences in their jobs.

Feature Column

  • Feature Column, a series of essays including many on how math drives developments in areas such as 3D printing, sustainability, finance, film animation, internet security and more.

Math in the Media

  • Math in the Media, a survey of math and mathematicians in the news, such as "The Best And Worst Jobs For 2014," (those with degrees in mathematical sciences rank #1), "Math Might Help Nail Oceans' Plastic 'Garbage Patch' Polluters," "Katia Koelle Models How Viruses Turn Deadly," "How math is growing more strawberries in California" and more.

AMS Posters

What can I do with a math degree? Powered By Math Poster Women Doing Mathematics Poster

The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics is an organization 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).

Mathematics departments in institutions around the U.S. use Mathematics Awareness Month as an opportunity to promote awareness of mathematics --its applications and beauty--by offering special lectures, events, contests, and more. See themes of the current and past years, download the posters, read the theme essays by specialists in each field, use the suggested resources, get ideas on how to publicize activities, and link to the websites.


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