Maplesoft and the Fields Institute Partner to Enhance Use of Technology in Mathematical Exploration

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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 technology in math education and research.

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.

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 their 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,” said 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,” said 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.”

About the Fields Institute
The Fields Institute is an international center for research and training in all areas of the mathematical sciences and their applications. Every year, its programs attract more than 4000 participants from around the world. The Institute is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation (US), and a growing list of partner universities and corporations in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.

Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives which deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool.

Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. Visit http://www.maplesoft.com to learn more.

About Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
Cybernet Systems in Japan provides world-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas. For more information, visit http://www.cybernet.co.jp/english/

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