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AMS Partnerships for Mathematics and Science

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to partner with the following coalitions of organizations that support science, advocate for research funding, promote awareness of mathematics and serve the mathematics profession. Also included is MathJax, a publishing tool sponsored by a group of organizations including the AMS.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. The AMS participates in the fellowship programs offered through the AAAS, namely the Congressional Fellowship and Mass Media Fellowship programs. The AMS is also part of the intersociety working group that contributes to the annual AAAS R&D Budget Analysis report, and the AMS represents mathematical sciences in the exhibits and reports on the annual AAAS meeting held each February. (See Mathematics Events at the 2012 AAAS Meeting.)

Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF )

CNSF is an alliance of over 120 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological and economic opportunities facing the United States. The AMS is a member of CNSF and its Washington Office Director serves as chairman of the coalition. (See AMS Sponsors Exhibit at Capitol Hill Event 2012.)

Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS )

CBMS is an organization consisting of sixteen professional societies, all of which have as one of their primary objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences. Its purpose is to promote understanding and cooperation among these national organizations so that they work together and support each other in their efforts to promote research, improve education, and expand the uses of mathematics. The AMS is one of the participating societies, and also publishes two CBMS book series (CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education and CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics).

Council on Competitiveness

The Council on Competitiveness is committed to addressing the competitiveness of the United States at the national, regional, organizational and individual levels. The world is continuously changing, economies experience disruptions, supply chains are expanding and extending, and competitors and collaborators are now often one and the same. What these paradigm shifts mean for the competitiveness of the U.S. economy is the subject of public concern and political debate. Through examining key drivers of competitiveness, the Council believes the power of its private sector leadership networks, ideas and research will guide the debate about or concerning America’s path to long-term prosperity. The AMS is a member of the Council on Competitiveness.

Golden Goose Award

The "Golden Goose" Award (named as a parody of the late Senator William Proxmire's Golden Fleece Awards) honors scientists whose federally-funded research--perceived by some at the time as obscure--has led to major breakthroughs and resulted in significant societal impact. Such breakthroughs include development of life-saving medicines and treatments; game-changing social and behavioral insights; and major technological advances related to national security, energy, the environment, communications, and public health. Such breakthroughs may also have resulted in economic growth through the creation of new industries or companies. The AMS is a financial supporter of the Golden Goose Award.

INGenIOuS Project: Strategies for Advancing the Mathematics and Statistics Workforce

To best position mathematics and statistics departments and students to meet 21st century needs, the AMS, ASA, MAA and SIAM brought together people to develop strategies for future investments in training at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The INGenIOuS (Investing in the Next Generation through Innovative and Outstanding Strategies) project established a community from academic institutions, professional societies, government agencies, and industry to think strategically about enhancing recruitment, retention, and job placement in the mathematics and statistics communities. Following a series of online activities, including live virtual panels and forum discussions, the project culminated in a three-day workshop at the ASA headquarters in the Washington, D.C., area in July 2013. The project was funded by the National Science Foundation and was facilitated in collaboration with a team from Knowinnovation. To learn more and to download the final report of the project, visit the project's website.

International Mathematical Union (IMU)

IMU is an international non-governmental and non-profit scientific organization, with the purpose of promoting international cooperation in mathematics. It is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). The objectives of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) are to promote international cooperation in mathematics; to support and assist the International Congress of Mathematicians and other international scientific meetings or conferences; and to encourage and support other international mathematical activities considered likely to contribute to the development of mathematical science in any of its aspects, pure, applied, or educational. The AMS is a Society member and exhibits at the quadrennial International Congress of Mathematicians, and individual members of the AMS contribute to the IMU’s International Development Fund.

Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM)

JPBM promotes Mathematics Awareness Month (each April) to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics, and gives the JPBM Communications Award to reward and encourage journalists and other communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring accurate mathematical information to non-mathematical audiences. The award is presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held each January. JPBM is a collaborative effort of the AMS, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE 2013)

MPE 2013 is a program of research institutes, scientific societies, universities, and foundations around the globe. The mission of the MPE project is to encourage research in identifying and solving fundamental questions about planet earth; encourage educators at all levels to communicate the issues related to planet earth; and inform the public about the essential role of the mathematical sciences in facing the challenges to our planet. The AMS is a Society Partner and offers many resources related to the theme.

MathJax

MathJax is an open-source project, drawing on the talents of a variety of individuals. The project is an attempt to provide a universal, industrial-strength, math-on-the-web solution that is standards-based and applicable to a diverse range of audiences. Current users include publishers of large-scale scientific websites, bloggers and social networkers, users of course-management systems, and individual faculty members. MathJax is under the sponsorship of the AMS, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and Design Science, Inc. (DSI), with the support of StackExchange, the American Physical Society (APS), Elsevier, the Optical Society of America (OSA), Project Euclid, WebAssign, and others. (Read "MathJax: A Platform for Mathematics on the Web," by Davide Cervone, Notices of the AMS, February 2012.)

ScienceDebate.org

ScienceDebate.org’mission was to invite scientists, engineers and concerned citizens to submit what they felt most important science questions facing the nation that the candidates for U.S. President should be debating on the campaign trail. ScienceDebate then worked with the leading U.S. science and engineering organizations to refine the questions and arrive at a universal consensus on what the most important science policy questions facing the U.S. are in 2012, and called on the candidates for President to also debate these Top American Science Questions that affect all voters' lives. The AMS is one of many organizations supporting the call.

Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI)

TFAI is an alliance of America's leading companies, research universities, and scientific societies. America's future relies on the strength of our ideas. We advocate for sustained research budgets at the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The AMS participates and financially supports the work of the Task Force.

U.S.A. Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF)

The mission of the USASEF is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science festival in the United States. The festival has been held in Washington DC, in 2010 and 2012. The AMS is a Palladium Sponsor and hosts an activity booth at the festival. (See the AMS at the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival.)