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Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, awarded annually to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. Nomination deadline is September 15, 2014.

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) scholarships. AMATYC Members are encouraged to submit one nomination for a student attending a qualifying institution. Nomination forms must be received by October 15, 2014.

Smith College Center for Women in Mathematics Junior Program for undergraduate women mathematics majors who want a mathematically intense semester or year among other women. The preferred deadline for January entrance is October 15, but applications are accepted through December 15, 2014.

Smith College Center for Women in Mathematics Post-Baccalaureate Program for women with bachelor's degrees who did not major in mathematics or whose mathematics major was light, who have a serious interest in pursuing a higher degree in the mathematical sciences. The preferred deadline for January entrance is October 15, 2014.

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online is an online publication devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. Papers written by undergraduate students (or teams of students) are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be posted online as they are accepted.

What do you use to take notes in class?


Do you use an electronic tool or app to take notes in classes, or do you prefer to take notes with an ink pen or pencil? Math grad student Tyler Clark blogs about some features of tech resources that he finds valuable.


Qualifying for Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

WWTBAM champ Vivek Miglani and WWTBAM host Mike BreenThe first round of qualifying for the 2015 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is underway. The deadline for the Round 1 test is Sept. 20. The competition is for high school students, although eighth graders are welcome to try out, too. Top prize is $5,000 for the winning student and $5,000 for the student's math department. Find out more about America's most exciting math contest. (At left, Vivek Miglani, the 2014 champ. Photo by Sandy Huffaker.)

October Issue of Notices Now Online

Read the entire issue online, including a look at the work of the winners of the 2014 Fields Medals, and "Scripta Manent: The Digital Mathematics Library as of 2014," by Thierry Bouche.

September Feature Column

In this month's Feature Column, Joe Malkevitch writes on "Mathematics and Chemistry: Partners in Understanding Our World." Joe describes many of the connections between math and chemistry.

Math in the Media

Thomas Hales at his 2010 Arnold Ross Lecture

In the September Math in the Media, Tony Phillips looks at coverage of the 2014 Fields Medals, the completion of the Flyspeck Project (Thomas Hales's formal proof of the Kepler Conjecture), and putting more math into common discourse. Math Digest has summaries of coverage of other math in the news, including Ben Pittman-Polletta's summary of work synthesizing the graph K3,3 in a polymer. (Above: Thomas Hales at his 2010 Arnold Ross Lecture.)