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Community Relations Committee

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)
Peter March (Rutgers University)
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 (University of Minnesota)

Kids at IMA installation at Science Museum of Minnesota

The IMA recently collaborated with the Science Museum of Minnesota to produce an exciting installation, featuring activities for kids to explore the infamous Traveling Salesman Problem. In fact, nearly 16,000 museum visitors interacted with the exhibit.

In 2013, the IMA also participated in the University of Minnesota’s Exploring Careers in Engineering and Physical Science program, hosting activities for high-school students over one week in the summer. In 2014, the institute launched a Math Modeling Camp with the Math Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP) to offer high school students the opportunity to work in teams on a real-world problem under the guidance of a mentor.

All of these initiatives would not be possible without the work of the CRC and your generous support.

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