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Mathematical Association of America
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The Mathematical Association of America is a professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. The MAA was founded in 1915 and is headquartered at 1529 18th Street, Northwest in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, the organization publishes mathematics journals and books, including the American Mathematical Monthly, the most widely read mathematics journal in the world according to records on JSTOR. The MAA sponsors the annual summer MathFest and cosponsors with the American Mathematical Society the Joint Mathematics Meeting, on occasion the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics joins in these meetings. Twenty-nine regional sections also hold regular meetings, the association publishes multiple journals, The American Mathematical Monthly is expository, aimed at a broad audience from undergraduate students to research mathematicians. Mathematics Magazine is expository, aimed at teachers of undergraduate mathematics, the College Mathematics Journal is expository, aimed at teachers of undergraduate mathematics, especially at the freshman-sophomore level. Math Horizons is expository, aimed at undergraduate students, MAA FOCUS is the association member newsletter. The Association publishes an online resource, Mathematical Sciences Digital Library, the service launched in 2001 with the online-only Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications and a set of classroom tools, Digital Classroom Resources. These were followed in 2004 by Convergence, a history magazine, and in 2005 by MAA Reviews, an online book review service, and Classroom Capsules and Notes. Ultimately, six high school students are chosen to represent the U. S. at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Allendoerfer Award, Trevor Evans Award, Lester R. Ford Award, George Pólya Award, Merten M. Hasse Award, Henry L. Alder Award, a detailed history of the first fifty years of the MAA appears in May. A report on activities prior to World War II appears in Bennet, further details of its history can be found in Case. In addition numerous regional sections of the MAA have published accounts of their local history, the MAA has for a long time followed a strict policy of inclusiveness and non-discrimination. In previous periods it was subject to the problems of discrimination that were widespread across the United States. M. Holloway came to the meeting and were able to attend the scientific sessions, however, the organizer for the closing banquet refused to honor the reservations of these four mathematicians. Lorch and his colleagues wrote to the bodies of the AMS. Bylaws were not changed, but non-discriminatory policies were established and have been observed since then. The Associations first woman president was Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, the Carriage House that belonged to the residents at 1529 18th Street, N. W. dates to around 1900. It is older than the 5-story townhouse where the MAA Headquarters is currently located, charles Evans Hughes occupied the house while he was Secretary of State and a Supreme Court Justice

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Carl B. Allendoerfer
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Carl Barnett Allendoerfer was an American mathematician in the mid-twentieth century, known for his work in topology and mathematics education. Allendoerfer was born in Kansas City, the son of a prominent banker and he graduated from Haverford College in 1932 and attended New College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, 1932-1934. He received his Ph. D. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1937, Allendoerfer taught at Haverford College in the mid-1940s where he became known for work with André Weil on the Gauss–Bonnet theorem, an important theorem in differential geometry. He continued his studies of differential geometry at the Institute for Advanced Study, Allendoerfer was president of the Mathematical Association of America and editor of its monthly journal. In 1966 he won a Lester R. Ford Award, in 1972, he received the MAAs Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics. After his death, the MAA established the Carl B, Allendoerfer Award, which is given each year for expository excellence published in Mathematics Magazine. Allendoerfer was a member of Commission on Mathematics of the College Entrance Examination Board whose 1959 report Program for College Preparatory Mathematics outlined many concepts of the New Math. The commission and report were criticized by some for emphasizing pure mathematics in place of traditional and practical considerations like arithmetic. Allendoerfer was the author, with Cletus Oakley, of several prominent mathematics textbooks used in the 1950s and 1960s and he was also author of a series of math films. & Oakley, Cletus O. Principles of Mathematics, & Oakley, Cletus O. Fundamentals of Freshman Mathematics. & Oakely, Cletus O. Fundamentals of College Algebra, Principles of Arithmetic and Geometry for Elementary School Teachers. Calculus of Several Variables and Differentiable Manifolds, Oakley, Cletus O. & Kerr, Donald R. Elementary Functions. Allendoerfer produced the films for Wards Natural Science in Rochester, New York

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Raymond Clare Archibald
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Raymond Clare Archibald was a prominent Canadian-American mathematician. He is known for his work as an historian of mathematics, his editorships of mathematical journals, Raymond Clare Archibald was born in South Branch, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia on 7 October 1875. He was the son of Abram Newcomb Archibald and Mary Mellish Archibald and he was the fourth cousin twice removed of the famous Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician Simon Newcomb. Archibald graduated in 1894 from Mount Allison College with B. A. degree in mathematics and teachers certificate in violin. After teaching mathematics and violin for a year at the Mount Allison Ladies’ College he went to Harvard where he received a B. A.1896 and a M. A. in 1897. He then traveled to Europe where he attended the University of Berlin during 1898 and his advisor was Karl Theodor Reye and title of his dissertation was The Cardioide and Some of its Related Curves. He returned to Canada in 1900 and taught mathematics and violin at the Mount Allison Ladies’ College until 1907, after a one-year appointment at Acadia University he accepted an invitation of join the mathematics department at Brown University. He stayed at Brown for the rest of his becoming a Professor Emeritus in 1943. While at Brown he created one of the finest mathematical libraries in the western hemisphere, Archibald returned to Mount Allison in 1954 to curate the Mary Mellish Archibald Memorial Library, the library he had founded in 1905 to honor his mother. At his death the library contained 23,000 volumes,2,700 records, Raymond Clare Archibald was a world-renowned historian of mathematics with a lifelong concern for the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools. This knowledge and an untiring energy he dedicated to the upbuilding of the library at Brown University. From modest beginnings he has developed this essential equipment of the investigator to a point where it has no superior, in completeness. Archibald received honorary degrees from the University of Padua, Mount Allison University and he contributed to over 20 different journals, mathematical, scientific, educational and literary. S. Government Printing Office,1917 Benjamin Peirce, 1809—1880, 1951—1960,1964 Who Was Who in America. Fiftieth Anniversary Report,1946 Jim Tattersall and Shawnee McMurran, Raymond Clare Archibald, A Euterpean Historian of Mathematics, New England Math J. v. ~36, Works by Raymond Clare Archibald at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Raymond Clare Archibald at Internet Archive

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Thomas Banchoff
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Thomas Francis Banchoff is an American mathematician specializing in geometry. He is a professor at Brown University, where he has taught since 1967, Banchoff attended the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph. D from UC Berkeley in 1964, where he was a student of Shiing-Shen Chern. Before going to Brown he taught at Harvard University and the University of Amsterdam, in 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He was a president of the Mathematical Association of America, with Stephen Lovett, Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, A. K. Proc. Critical points and curvature for embedded polyhedra, donald J. Albers & Gerald L. Alexanderson Fascinating Mathematical People, interviews and memoirs, Tom Banchoff, pp 57–78, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0-691-14829-8. Illustrating Beyond the Third Dimension by Thomas Banchoff & Davide P. Cervone Personal web page biography as president of MAA

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Dorothy Lewis Bernstein
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Dorothy Lewis Bernstein was an American mathematician known for her work in applied mathematics, statistics, computer programming, and her research on the Laplace transform. She was the first woman to be elected president of the Mathematics Association of America, Dorothy Bernstein was born in Chicago, the daughter of Jewish Russian immigrants Jacob and Tille Lewis Bernstein. In 1930 she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and where she held a University Scholarship and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 1934 she graduated with both a B. A degree, summa cum laude, and a M. A. Degree in Mathematics. She did her masters thesis research on finding complex roots of polynomials by an extension of Newtons method, in 1935 she attended Brown University, where she became a member of the scientific society Sigma Xi. She received her Ph. D. in mathematics from Brown in 1939 and her dissertation was entitled The Double Laplace Integral and was published in the Duke Mathematical Journal. From 1943–1959 Bernstein taught at the University of Rochester, where she worked on existence theorems for partial differential equations and her work was motivated by non-linear problems that were just being tackled by high-speed digital computers. In 1950, Princeton University Press published her book, Existence Theorems in Partial Differential Equations and she spent 1959–1979 as a professor of mathematics at Goucher College, where she was chairman of the mathematics department for most of that time. She professed that she was particularly interested combining pure and applied mathematics in the undergraduate curriculum and she also developed an internship program for Goucher mathematics students to obtain meaningful employment experience. In 1972 Bernstein cofounded the Maryland Association for Educational Uses of Computers, Bernstein was very active in the Mathematical Association of America, where she was on the board of governors from 1965 to 1968. She served as the president in 1972–73, and later became the first female president of the MAA in 1979–80. She noted that attitudes and opportunities for women changed drastically after World War II, Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, in Grinstein, Louise S. Campbell, Paul J. Women of Mathematics, A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook, New York, Greenwood Press, pp. 17–20, Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, Biographies of Women Mathematicians, Agnes Scott College Preface of Existence Theorems in Partial Differential Equations Bernstein, Dorothy Lewis. This article incorporates material from Dorothy Bernstein on PlanetMath, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License