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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Math Awareness Week

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From: Roya Salehi <roya@mathforum.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2001030621:32:20
Subject: Announcement -- Math Awareness Month - April 2001


To:   Mathematical Sciences Community

Date: February 2001

Re:   MATHEMATICS AWARENESS MONTH, April 2001

"Mathematics and the Ocean" is the theme of Mathematics Awareness
Month (MAM) sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics
(JPBM).  The MAM 2001 poster will appear both on bulletin boards and
at the MAM website: http://mathforum.com/mam/01/ . 

Mathematics Awareness Month provides the mathematical sciences
community with opportunities for promoting the importance and
versatility of mathematics, and its relationship to our daily lives. 
JPBM invites you to use the electronic poster for MAM 2001 and the
related materials to inform your colleagues, students, and the general
public about the value of mathematics.

Mathematics Awareness Month is an excellent time to communicate with
broad audiences about the relevance of mathematics in their lives. 
Here are some suggested activities:

*  Design your own Web page, and submit it to be linked to the MAM
2001 website; 
*  Encourage your local math club, student chapter, or chapter of the
Pi Mu Epsilon or Mu Alpha Theta, to organize campus events related to
the MAM 2001 theme;
*  Request that appropriate state and local officials issue a
proclamation declaring April 2001 to be Mathematics Awareness Month in
your locality; 
*  Invite your local legislators and other elected officials to visit
your department--public officials appreciate opportunities to speak
with faculty about their public policy concerns; 
* Tailor the sample news release to include details on your MAM
activities and mail it to your local print and broadcast media
outlets--you can find media listings in the reference section of your
library, or work with your institution's public information office; 
*  Check the MAM website for an extensive listing of past activities
and events. 

The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics and its member societies--the
American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of
America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics--appreciate the involvement of the mathematical sciences
community in Mathematics Awareness Month. 

For more information, please contact:

James M. Crowley, Executive Director, SIAM
	jcrowley@siam.org, 215-382-9800;
Allison Bogardo, Assistant to the Executive Director
	bogardo@siam.org, 215-382-9800, Fax 215-386-7999;
Annette Emerson or Mike Breen, AMS
	pa-office@ams.org, 401-455-4000, Fax 415-331-3842;
Donald Albers, Associate Executive Director, MAA
	dalbers@maa.org, 800-741-9415, Fax 202-265-2384; or
Richard Tchen, The Math Forum
	richard@mathforum.com, 610-544-3644 or 800-756-7823, Fax 610-544-1358


	

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