MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
April 2016
The Future of Prediction

Sample Press Release

[Organization] Announces Activities for Mathematics Awareness Month in April 2016: "The Future of Prediction."

CITY, STATE, DATE, 2016 -- [School/organization name] will participate in the annual April observance of Mathematics 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 "The Future of Prediction" as the theme for MAM 2016.

Yogi Berra, paraphrasing Niels Bohr, said "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." Throughout Mathematics Awareness Month 2016, we will explore how mathematics and statistics are the future of prediction, providing insights and driving innovation. During the month, we will be asking the question, "What's next?" and exploring how mathematicians and statisticians contribute to the future. So, visit the website and join the quest to help us predict future timeline entries. The JPBM's goal for MAM 2016 is to show how mathematics and statistics provide the tools to make accurate predictions possible.

[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, you can find activities, related resources, and how to order the theme poster.

About Mathematics 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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