# April National Mathematics Awareness Month Events at Baylor

**March 17, 2012**

National Math Awareness Month is held each year in April throughout the United States. Its goal is to increase public understanding and appreciation of mathematics. It began in 1986 as Mathematics Awareness Week with a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan, who said in part:

*Despite the increasing importance of mathematics to the progress of our economy and society, enrollment in mathematics programs has been declining at all levels of the American educational system. Yet the application of mathematics is indispensable in such diverse fields as medicine, computer sciences, space exploration, the skilled trades, business, defense, and government. To help encourage the study and utilization of mathematics, it is appropriate that all Americans be reminded of the importance of this basic branch of science to our daily lives.*

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor is planning several special lectures and events throughout April. To see a complete listing, please click on Baylor April Mathematics Events.

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