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MU ALPHA THETA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC

  • Norman, OK
  • www.mualphatheta.0.rg

Mission Statement

WE ARE 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. THE ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS MEMBERS, TEACHERS, AND CHAPTERS OF MU ALP HA THETA WITH SCHOLARSHIPS. GRANTS, AND AWARDS. THIS INCLUDING THE ANDREE AWARD TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WHO WILL BECOME A MATHEMATICS TEACHER. THE FOUNDATION RUNS A NATIONAL CONVENTION WHERE MEMBERS SPEND FOUR DAYS DOING MATH COMPETITIONS FOR FUN, GIVING MATH "CHALK TALKS," AT ENDING MATH SPEAKER SESSIONS, AND SOCIALIZING WITH OTHERS WHO LOVE MATH. WE PROVIDE GRANTS FOR NEW CHAPTERS TO ATTEND FREE.

Main Programs

  1. Mu Alpha Theta National Convention
  2. Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Kay Weiss

Keywords

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Math S.T.E,M Honor Society Math Competitions

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Also Known As

Mu Alpha Theta

EIN

73-1506789

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Sororities, Fraternities (B83)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Mu Alpha Theta continues to serve more and more students each year. We were able to serve more than 108,000 students members in over 2,300 math clubs this past year.

The amount of scholarships, grant, and awards increases each year, serving more of our students, teachers and schools.

Our National Convention continues to serve more students and schools each summer than the prior year. Students attending participate in numerous math competitions, present math "chalk talks", attend mathematical speaker sessions, and socialize with other students who love math.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Mu Alpha Theta National Convention

Each summer members of Mu Alpha Theta and their teachers and chaperones spend four days competing in math competitions at a different location each summer. Besides math competitions, events include Speaker Sessions, Math "Chalk Talks, and social events.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

$342,000

Program 2

Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

The Educational Foundation presents over $100,000 in scholarships, grants, and awards to talented math students, their teachers, and Mu Alpha Theta chapters.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$100,000

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Mu Alpha Theta Educational Foundation hopes to provide support for our talented members, the teachers who serve as chapter sponsors, and the math clubs themselves.

    We hope to honor talented math students and support their educational development by providing financial support.

    We try to also support the teachers that run Mu Alpha Theta chapters and financially support activities of those chapters.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Through our summer National Convention, we provide an environment where math loving students can enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals. Our scholarships help to financially support talented graduates as they pursue their chosen field in college. Grants provide support to chapters who attend the convention. Financial awards support teachers who attend and other teachers for their hard work as a chapter sponsor.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Educational Foundation provides a method for schools to recognize and encourage those students who enjoy and excel in mathematics. We provide honor cords and cap tassels for graduates. Students donate $5 each for these items, thus providing funding for our scholarships and to support our summer convention.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Constantly increasing membership in Mu Alpha Theta indicates our success in providing a place where students can come to enjoy math with their friends and teachers. When these students work all summer on math for fun, and spend four days taking math tests during competition because they enjoy it, we know they are learning valuable analytical skills that will serve them well - no matter where life takes them.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Many of our former members have enjoyed mathematics so much that they decide to go into teaching mathematics. These enthusiastic teachers, who think math is fun, make all the difference in their classroom for their students. Our greatest success is when our former members become a Mu Alpha Theta sponsor so their students can learn to enjoy math as they did.

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MU ALPHA THETA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Principal Officer

Kay Weiss

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Todd Taylor

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