On Math, Career, and Life

Q&A with Deanna Haunsperger, MAA President

Mathematics professor Deanna Haunsperger of Carleton College in Northfield, MN is the new president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). As president of the MAA, Haunsperger leads the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We are thrilled to have Haunsperger answer our questions about her career as a mathematician and educator, and what she hopes to accomplish for the mathematics community.

Starting Salaries Increase for STEM Majors in Class of 2016

Students in bachelor’s degree programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will benefit most from an increase in average starting salaries in 2016. According to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average salary for bachelor’s-degree graduates from the Class of 2016 is up 3.8% overall and STEM majors saw even larger increases.