The Community Relations Committee is composed of individuals who are strong supporters of the IMA's mission. Its role is to advocate for and articulate the value of the IMA to society. The committee works to foster strong support of the IMA through its alumni base and to develop external funding sources through contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
The IMA Community Relations Committee seeks new members on an annual basis. Members are nominated to the committee and serve a three-year term. Duties of the committee include providing advice to the director on community relations issues and fundraising, and collaborating on special projects as appropriate. The committee meets twice a year in person or by teleconference. Please contact the chair of the committee Roger Lui with your suggestions and nominations.
Roger Lui (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research New England)
Katherine Cramer (IMA)
John Dexheimer (First Analysis)
Anastacia Quinn Davis (College of Science and Engineering, UMN)
Randy Jacobus (ASA)
Donald Kahn (Professor Emeritus, UMN)
Willard Miller (Professor Emeritus, UMN)
William Pulleyblank (U.S. Military Academy, formerly of IBM)
Susan Rydell (Metropolitan State University)
Fadil Santosa (IMA)
L. Ridgway Scott (University of Chicago)
Carlos Tolmasky (Cargill)
The CRC is now working to support the IMA's K-12 outreach initiatives. The committee has issued a challenge to the IMA community to raise $50,000 to support the IMA's K-12 Mathematics Outreach Program. To meet this goal, members of the CRC have agreed to match every dollar donated to the Hans Weinberger Fund up to $25,000 between now and June 30, 2013. In light of the shortage of students, especially female students and those from underrepresented groups, receiving baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields, the IMA has decided to take a strong stand and will create activities to meet this challenge. This year, we ask that you donate generously to meet our goal. Donate online today!
The committee worked diligently throughout 2011-2012 on the IMA's Math Wall initiative. The wall is now part of the IMA's newly remodeled space on the third floor of Lind Hall. This installation is filled with equations and figures submitted by IMA alumni and friends. Funds raised for this project now total more than $30,000. This innovative tribute to mathematics would not be possible without the generous support from members of the IMA community.