The National Science Board (NSB) announced that mathematician Richard Tapia, a leader in mentoring minorities in science, engineering and

**Tony Chan**, professor emeritus and president of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, was one of 67 members elected into The National Academy of Engineering.

Many know Danica McKellar as the girl-next-door from the popular sitcom, "The Wonder Years." But did you know Danica is also a New York Times bestselling author, summa cum laude graduate of UCLA Math, and an advocate for math education?

Mark L. Green, professor emeritus and co-founder/former Director of IPAM, was the invited speaker at the 2013 American Mathematical Society Congressional Briefing entitled "How Math Fuels the Knowledge Economy." His presentation encompassed how the role of the mathematical sciences has expanded dramatically in recent years, providing examples from a variety of dynamically growing industries including internet startups, biotech, film production, computer games, and individualized medicine.