Programs of Other Organizations

Aktiv Math

Focus Group

Top Hat Focus Group: Aktiv Math ,Friday, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. If you are interested in exploring new technologies to motivate students to succeed in math then we want to speak with you! Aktiv Math is hosting a focus group at this year's JMM and we invite you to participate! To reserve your spot please fill out this brief survey.

If you know any colleagues attending JMM who may be interested in sharing their opinions on math readiness please feel free to forward this message.

Our goal with these discussions is to better understand your course challenges and identify opportunities for Aktiv Math to provide an impactful solution. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you in San Francisco!

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Invited Address

The AAAS-AMS Invited Address will be given by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College, Permutons; Friday, 4:45 p.m.

Institute for Advanced Study

Coffee Hour

WAM Alumnae Coffee Hour, Thursday, 2:00–3:00 p.m. If you previously attended a Women and Mathematics program at the Institute for Advanced Study, please join us for coffee, tea, and fellowship. Sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study


Math Institute Directors (MID) Meeting (by invite only), Thursday, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study

Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM)


JPBM Communications Award Lecture, Saturday, 11:00–11:50 a.m. Presented by Natalie Dean, Emory University, Tales from the Front Lines of Pandemic Communications. Sponsored by AMS, ASA, MAA, and SIAM

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (MAD)


Black Mathematicians Edit-A-Thon, Wednesday,  8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The first African American to receive a doctorate in mathematics, Elbert Cox, did so in 1925; the first African American woman, Euphemia Haynes, in 1943. There are around 5000 Blacks who have earned a doctorate in the mathematical sciences. Until recently, there was no database of these individuals, their stories, or their work. This 5-hour session will provide space and training for students and faculty alike to (1) add biographies of Black mathematicians on Wikipedia, and (2) add biographies of Black mathematicians in the MAD Pages Database. Sign up here.

McGraw Hill

Focus Group

Developing Calculus Content for Today’s STEM Students, Friday, 10:00–11:00 a.m. McGraw Hill’s ALEKS has proven to be a trusted resource in supporting STEM students from Developmental Math to Precalculus. But what would a similar product look like for Calculus? Join our Math Product team to provide valuable feedback & input that will help inform the future roadmap of our product offerings!


Addressing Unfinished Learning and Improving STEM Access with ALEKS PPL, Thursday, 10:00–11:00 a.m. The implications of COVID-19 and unfinished learning pose a significant impact on college readiness and, in particular, STEM access. Learn from Dr. Alison Reddy, Director of the University of Illinois’ Math Placement Program, how ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) can help students catch-up at scale and ensure all students have the same learning opportunity.

National Security Agency (NSA)

Mathematics Networking Session

Thursday, 6:00–8:00 p.m. What do mathematicians do at the NSA? Come meet our NSA mathematicians, and talk about their daily life working at the NSA. Learn about the various projects and/or problems they have worked through their careers. Come to the event with questions!

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Special Sessions

NSF Special Session on Exploring Funding Opportunities in the Division of Mathematical Sciences, organized by Elizabeth Wilmer, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation and Junping Wang, National Science Foundation; Thursday, 2:30–5:00 p.m. This interactive session will provide information on a range of DMS programs and offer advice on submitting effective proposals. DMS program officers will be available to answer questions.

NSF Special Session on Outcomes and Innovations from NSF Undergraduate Education Programs in the Mathematical Sciences, organized by Michael Ferrara, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation; Friday and Saturday. The Directorate for STEM Education at the National Science Foundation offers a variety of grant programs that promote innovations in learning and teaching and/or infrastructural support in the mathematical sciences. In this session, NSF principal investigators will share outcomes from funded projects and engage with audience members through panel discussions. Additionally, NSF program officers will provide insights and answer questions about DUE programs and proposal writing.

See more details here.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)


Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University; Thursday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. This is a reunion of the summer program participants from all 19 years (1995-2013) who are in various states of their mathematical careers. The participants will describe their experiences relating to all aspects of their careers. There will also be a discussion on increasing the participation of women in mathematics over the past two decades and the national impact of SPWM and similar programs.

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