Welcome to the
MAA Seaway Section

The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. The mission of the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics, and its impact on our world. The Seaway Section, one of 29 regional sections of the MAA, serves its members and the general population in the province of Ontario (except Thunder Bay), the province of Quebec, and in areas of the state of New York having a ZIP code in the ranges 12000-12399 and 12800-14999.

Recent News and Events

We will discuss various aspects of the undergraduate course Abstract Algebra. The discussion will begin with three short presentations by experienced teachers of the course – Thomas Sibley from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, Cheryl Miller from SUNY Potsdam, and Olympia Nicodemi from SUNY Geneseo. Then the floor will be open to conversing about multiple facets of the course. For example, how should one begin such a course?

Are you missing your colleagues and friends from the Seaway Section, and don’t want to wait until our first in-person meeting in April?  Are you new to the Section and want to meet some of your wonderful colleagues at other institutions?  Join us for our first Seaway Section Klatch!  We will start off with a little math problem, so that we have something to talk about / gripe about, and then just chatting and catching up on the news.

Time: Monday, September 27, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 18, 1:00-3:00pm EST
Speaker: Rob Beezer (University of Puget Sound)
Registration: $5 fee

A task force of mathematicians created in June 2020 by the AMS to "identify, engage, and address issues past and present related to equality, racial justice and inclusivity" in the mathematics community, has submitted a final report to the AMS governance.  Read the full report and the recommendations given by the task force to rectify systemic inequalities in the mathematics community.

Date and Time: Saturday April 10 at 10:00am EST
Speaker: Victor Piercey (Ferris State University)
Registration: Free registration

Come learn what you can do with a math, or math-adjacent, degree from our panelists with years of experience working with math in the business world! Come and hear them discuss their experiences, offer advice and answer your questions.

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 6 at 12:00 pm
Registration: Link to register