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The Official News from the Mathematical Association of America has duly been updated below:
- : U.S. Team Takes Second Place at European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad - NewsWASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. team took second place at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) held April 9-15, 2018 in Florence, Italy against teams from 52 countries. In addition to second place team honors, each member of the four person team was awarded a medal for their individual performance on the challenging mathematics exam.
- : U.S. Team Wins 1st Place at International Math Competition - News
U.S. Students Take Top Honors at Romanian Master of Mathematics
- : Putnam Competition Names Top Students in College Mathematics - NewsThe results of the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the preeminent undergraduate mathematics competition, were announced today. The 78th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, recognized the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the top team and six undergraduate students were named Putnam Fellows for their high scores on the rigorous six-hour mathematics exam.
- : Mathematical Association of America Welcomes New Secretary, President-Elect, and Board of Directors Members - News
Washington, DC - On Feb. 1, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) welcomes the following officers to the Board of Directors:
Secretary, James Sellers, The Pennsylvania State University
President-Elect, Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Vice President, Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College
Chair of Congress, Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg University
Officer-at-Large, Jennifer Quinn, University of Washington Tacoma
- : MAA to Honor Exemplary Mathematical Papers and Service at Joint Mathematics Meetings - News
Also the Official News from Science Daily has been added below:
- Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:50:51 +0000: Swirling liquids work similarly to bitcoin - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
The physics involved with stirring a liquid operate the same way as the mathematical functions that secure digital information. This parallel could help in developing even more secure ways of protecting digital information.
- Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:06:21 +0000: How social networking sites may discriminate against women - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms turned loose on a network with homophily effectively make women less visible; they found that the women in their dataset, whose photos were slightly less likely to be 'liked' or commented on, became even less popular once recommendation algorithms were introduced.
- Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:38:10 +0000: The secret behind a choice cuppa or a perfect pint -- a mathematician - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
IF you want to know how to pour the perfect pint or create the ultimate cup of coffee, then you really need a mathematician.
- Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:35:18 +0000: Digital penicillin production - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Microorganisms are often used to produce chemicals. These processes are usually very complicated. It is hard to completely understand every detail of the process, when living organisms are involved. Therefore, bioreactors are often seen as 'black boxes' that can only be effectively exploited with a lot of experience. Scientists have succeeded in completely analyzing the penicillin production process, simulating it on the computer and making it predictable -- a paradigm shift for bioprocesses.
- Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:01:06 +0000: China's STEM research environment in higher education - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
China's President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stated his aim of transforming the country into a 'science and technology superpower.' But when it comes to China's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research environment, newly published research suggests that they may have a long way to go.