Mathematics Awareness Month - April 2013
Mathematics of Sustainability

Sample Press Release

[Organization] Announces Activities for Math Awareness Month in April 2013: Mathematics of Sustainability

CITY, STATE, DATE, 2013 -- [School/organization name] will participate in the annual April observance of Math Awareness Month (MAM) through [a number of activities – give general statement of participation, to be elaborated on below]. MAM is sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM), which has selected “Mathematics of Sustainability” as the theme for MAM 2013.
Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance human needs against the world's resources while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way of life. Society and individuals will need to make difficult choices; mathematics provides us with tools to make informed decisions.

[Organization name] has scheduled the following [events/programs/lectures/etc.] to be held during the month:

Event, date: give a sentence or so about each item

At www.mathaware.org, you can find theme essays, related resources, and download a 8.5 x 11” copy of the 2013 poster, “Mathematics of Sustainability.”  You may also order the free full-size printed poster (5 copies maximum) online.

About Math Awareness Month and JPBM

Mathematics Awareness Month, held each year in April, was created to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. It began in 1986, when President Reagan issued a proclamation establishing National Mathematics Awareness Week. Activities for Mathematics Awareness Month generally are organized on local, state and regional levels by college and university departments, institutional public information offices, student groups, and related associations and interest groups.

The JPBM is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).


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Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.
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