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Student Explorations in Mathematics Editorial Panel (SEM)

Ready-to-use mathematics activities for students in grades 5-10. Student Explorations in Mathematics is posted online and a link is e-mailed to members five times a year (September, November, January, March, and May). Prior to 2009, Student Explorations in Mathematics was known as Student Math Notes.

Committee Charge

Student Explorations in Mathematics Editorial Panel (SEM) is charged to:

1. Stimulate and promote student interest and enjoyment in mathematics.

2. Put in the hands of mathematics students, a publication with which they can personally identify.

3. Demonstrate that mathematics is both a unique and interesting field of study within itself and a vital tool in real-world applications.

4. Supply the teacher with readily accessible material for diversified classroom use and individual student study.

5. Solicit, write, and edit materials which satisfy the above four charges.

6. Define the general format and topics covered in the notes and initiate any studies needed to make the notes more useful.

7. Work with the staff liaison to develop procedures for processing materials and maintaining records.

8. Advise the Board of Directors on matters related to the student publication.

9. Prepare an annual report, including budget for the Board of Directors.

Committee Members

Jennifer M. Bay-Williams - Board Liaison
Louisville, KY

Kathleen Erickson - Chair (2014-2016)
Richmond, MA

Mark C. Evans -
West Covina, CA

Derek Fialkiewicz -
Las Vegas, NV

Albert Goetz - Field Editor
Annandale, VA

Cindy Hasselbring - Member
Baltimore, MD

Derek Pipkorn - Member
Milwaukee, WI

Jennifer Plumb - Member
Pittsburgh, PA

Beth Skipper - Staff Liaison
Reston, VA

Jerel Welker - Member
Lincoln, NE

Barbara Wood -
Springfield, VA