The 2015 Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Annual Report.
2015 was another good year for the IMA.
We ran the Department for Education Mathematics Initial Teacher Scholarships scheme for a third successful year recommending 76 outstanding applicants for scholarship funds, and were awarded a grant to repeat the process for a fourth year.
Our e-Student undergraduate programme continues to mature. We now have more e-Students than we have traditional members. At December 2015 there were 5,930 e-Students.
We continue to engage with social media and now have over 9,370 members of our LinkedIn Group; and our ‘Company’ LinkedIn Group has over 13,820 followers. This represents a major national and international following!
Our conference team ran 12 events welcoming 661 delegates.
Our fourth Employers’ Forum was hosted by Rolls- Royce, with a bonus visit to their wonderful Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust!
We continued to develop our Mathematics Matters case studies that have been so successful.
We played a leading role with the CMS in the inclusion of mathematics within SET for Britain at Parliament. Our researchers and posters were so strong that we have been invited back for 2016.
The IMA ran the biggest maths stand in the biggest Big Bang ever. 65,000+ students and parents in four days!
The IMA MathsCareers website attracted almost 250,000 visits over the year and it has over 3,980 followers on Twitter. We also issued three more editions of our e-16+ newsletter.
And on top of this we ran our regular activities covering branches, education, grants, journals, mathematics consultations, and Mathematics Today.
We hope that you enjoy reading the comprehensive details in the rest of this report.