Mu Alpha Theta
, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
Mu Alpha Theta was founded in 1957. The Mathematical Association of America
(MAA) has been a primary sponsor of the organization since 1958 and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM) nominated the first officers and Board of Governors. Presently, representatives from MAA, NCTM, SIAM
, and AMATYC
all serve on our Governing Council.
As of this month, we have over 2000 chapters and 99,000+ student members. In the 2012-2013 school year, Mu Alpha Theta awarded $166,000 in scholarships
. $25,000 in summer grant money
was made available to members, along with $25,000 in grants
to our chapters. In addition to this, Mu Alpha Theta presents five annual awards
, runs a national convention
each summer, and offers three free math contests.