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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

A Seaway Conversation on the Course - History of Mathematics

The course – History of Mathematics – is found in the offerings of many departments of mathematics and the course has a very diverse set of actual implementations.

The latest Seaway Current shares a few clues about the events the section is hosting this spring, as well as Section Notes, information about the election of the Seaway Section Representative to the MAA Congress, "Surviving Math Class & a Pandemic" by Andy Guity and "Ending Courses on a High Note" by Blair Madore.  Download, print and share with your colleagues and students to stay on top of news in the Seaway Section.

The Section Section has nominated Jane Cushman (Buffalo State College) and Jeff Johannes (SUNY Geneseo) for the Seaway Section Representative to the MAA Congress. Now, it’s up to you to vote!

Join us for Math Trivia Night on Thursday, November 19th, beginning at 7:00pm. We'll ask some questions. You'll give us some answers. It'll be fun! All are welcome to come. Students are especially encouraged, and are eligible for "huge" cash prizes. Register here.

What are some techniques for effectively coordinating groups in remote classes? What techniques from in-person classes translate well to remote classes, and which don’t? In this panel discussion, we’ll learn some of the techniques that our colleagues have used and discuss how effective those techniques have been. The discussion will take place virtually using Zoom on October 8, 2020 from 4-5 pm (Register here)

In the fifth installment of the Seaway Section 2020 Summer Series, panelists Mihail Barbosu (RIT), Maureen Cox (St. Bonaventure University), Brad Emmons (Utica College), and Rebecca Smith (SUNY Brockport) will lead an online discussion on How has COVID-19 changed our academic life? A Conversation on Faculty (Challenges?), Performance and Evaluation. Please register here.

(adapted from the Michigan MAA Statement on Black Lives)

The Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and with those protesting racial injustice.  Racial injustice is not limited to policing.  Systemic racism permeates all of our society, and mathematics teaching and research are not immune.  We stand united in calling for the systems of racism and oppression to be dismantled.  One year is too long, and four centuries is horrifying.

The AMS has organized a Summer Webinar series on Planning to Teach Online. Volker Sorge from the University of Birmingham, UK & MathJax Consortium will discuss ways of authoring, preparing, and teaching accessible web documents containing mathematics, highlighting some of the best practices. Webinar on July 13, 2pm ET. Register here

The Seaway Section is pleased to announce that Xiao Xiao from Utica College has been awarded the 2020 Clarence Stephens Award for Teaching Excellence. The following excerpt is taken from The Seaway Current, Vol. 43, No. 3, written by Keary Howard: