AMMSI

The Africa Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) received CDC support for its graduate student scholarship program. The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) is a distributed network of mathematics research, training and promotion throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The project is an example of a program that, like many in mathematics, requires more constancy than innovation and needs to be maintained until alternative sources of funding can be found. More information can be found here: www.ammsi.org

 


3rd Inter University Ibero-American Mathematics Competition (IMMC)

The Ecuadoran Mathematical Society received support for the 3rd Inter University Ibero-American Mathematics Competition (IMMC) held from October 3 -8, 2011 in Quito, Ecuador. IIMC is a regional competition for undergraduate math students. It was organized for the first time in 2009 and its goal is to reach universities from all Ibero-American countries (while teams from other regions are welcomed as well) with the aim of fostering the interest and motivation in the study of mathematics.

 


MARM

The Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) program received support to coordinate the MARM program in 2011. The MARM scheme supports mathematics and its teaching in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The program is designed to counter the mathematics "brain-drain" from sub-Saharan Africa by supporting qualified mathematics professionals in situ. The scheme concentrates on the creation of joint research partnerships between UK mathematicians, their colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa, and doctoral students of those colleagues. More information can be found here: www.lms.ac.uk/content/mentoring-african-research-mathematics/

 


Workshop "Finding Online Information in Mathematics"

An education and capacity workshop called "Finding Online Information in Mathematics" was held in Cambodia and headed by Anders Wändahl, a member of the European Mathematical Society - Committee for Developing Countries, After two successful workshops held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and in Bamako, Mali in 2010, the 2011 workshop took place at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from Aug 8 -12, 2011. More information can be found here: workshop.ems-cdc.org/doku.php/



ICMI Teacher Workshops/CANP project

A grant was given to ICMI in support of teacher workshops in Costa Rica as part of the CANP project. The workshops are mathematics-intensive, modeled in part after the mathematics teacher workshops conducted annually by the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute in the U.S. More information can be found here: www.mathunion.org/icmi/activities/outreach-to-developing-countries/canp-project-2012-central-america-and-the-caribbean/