Maplesoft and The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences have entered into a partnership that is aimed at promoting the study and use of math in education, research and industry. As part of the partnership, Maplesoft will become a Corporate Affiliate of the Fields Institute, donate its mathematical computation tool, Maple, to outfit every computer at the facility and collaborate on events and workshops which will examine the use of the internet, computational tools, and other technology and tools to enhance the quality of math education.
Maplesoft has a long history of partnering with universities, research institutions and societies that encourage the study and use of math. From the time of the company’s inception, its tools have been used to help students better understand math concepts, assist instructors in the classroom, and enable researchers to accelerate their work. Maplesoft technology is also used in industry where applying mathematical techniques to engineering concepts helps fast track development and brings products to market quicker.
“Maplesoft has a strong relationship with the Fields Institute, and we have a shared vision for the future,” says Jim Cooper, President and CEO, Maplesoft. “In extending our partnership, we see mutual benefits for both organizations in terms of pooled resources, knowledge and talent. Maplesoft is delighted to join with the Fields Institute to support and enhance mathematical activity around the world.”
The Fields Institute is a center for mathematical research activity - a place where mathematicians from academic institutions as well as business, industry and financial institutions can come together to carry out research and formulate problems of mutual interest. Its mission is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for mathematics innovation and education. The Fields Institute helps to expand the application of mathematics in modern society.
“We welcome Maplesoft to the ranks of select mathematically sophisticated companies who make up our Affiliates group,” says Walter Craig, Director, Fields Institute. “We share many common interests including the pursuit of mathematical knowledge and exploration. As a pioneer in providing tools for e-learning, Maplesoft’s contribution will prove very valuable to Field’s own initiatives in nurturing the online instruction of mathematics.”