# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"NSF to Double Number of Math Institutes," by Barry Cipra. *Science,* 12 July 2002, page 174.

The title refers to the creation of three new mathematical sciences institutes,funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutes are: the MathematicalBiosciences Institute at Ohio State University, the Statistical and AppliedMathematical Sciences Institute at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina,and the AIM Research Conference Center at the American Institute of Mathematicsin Palo Alto, California. The NSF will fund the institutes with a total of US$25million over a five-year period. Cipra notes that in the last three years,overall mathematics funding by the NSF has increased 70%, to US$182 million in2003.

*--- Mike Breen *