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The AMS Comes to USF

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is the premier mathematical research society in the United States, with 561 institutional members (including 65 student chapters) and about 29,000 individual members. The AMS publishes ten journals and hundreds of books, holds ten conferences annually — including the annual Joint Mathematical Meeting (with the Mathematical Association of America and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) attended by over six thousand people — with additional “informal” conferences during the summer. The AMS also provides services and support for mathematicians, especially students.

And now USF has a chapter of the AMS.

USF has long had a chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, which is primarily concerned with undergraduate education, and a chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the honors society for mathematics. Together they are the “math clubs” at USF.

The AMS Chapter was organized by President Daniel Cruz, Vice President Jasper Braun, Treasurer Maryam Bagherian, Secretary Scott Grizzard, and Member-at-Large Emanuele Zappala, all graduate mathematics students at USF, with Brian Curtin as their faculty advisor. The Chapter will be consist primarily of graduate students, although interested undergraduates are welcome.

The USF Chapter is grateful for a $500 grant from the AMS to get started, but they will seek more regular funding from the USF Student Government.

They meet every other week. Some meetings will be lectures by USF students or faculty or visitors; some will be technical workshops on nuts and bolts of academic work; some will be meet-and-greet sessions with faculty.