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April Is Mathematics Awareness Month

1 April 2015 No Comment

This year’s theme is ‘Mathematics 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, health care, 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.

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Students are an obvious group interested in opportunities for meaningful and challenging careers. To increase awareness of the opportunities for careers using mathematics, the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) sent two copies of this year’s Mathematics Awareness Month poster to nearly 4,000 individuals in daily contact with college students in STEM majors.

Each year, JPBM sponsors Mathematics Awareness Month to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.

Interested persons and institutions can find additional information, theme essays, and a sample press release that can be adapted for local public awareness activities and efforts on the Mathematics Awareness Month website. Also, follow Math Awareness Month on Twitter @MathAware or on Facebook and keep up with the latest STEM career profiles.

To order the 2015 Mathematics Awareness Month poster, call SIAM Customer Service at (215) 382-9800; fax your request to (215) 386-7999; or mail your request with check or payment information to Joanne Cassetti, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 3600 Market St., 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Include your name, shipping address, and credit card number (Visa or MasterCard) and expiration date. All orders must be prepaid.

Pricing for posters is as follows: $2.00 for the first; $5.00 for 2–5; $9.00 for 6–10; and $13.00 for 11–15. Call SIAM for pricing on 15 or more posters.

The JPBM is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, American Statistical Association, Mathematical Association of America, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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