Our faculty make their skills available outside the University in many ways. Faculty in the department are actively involved in outreach activities such as The Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI), a nationally recognized effort to enhance the mathematics performance of K-12 students by improving mathematics instruction throughout the state. Members of the department are involved in other activities such as regional, state and national mathematics competitions; sitting on national funding agencies funding panels; and editing and refereeing for professional journals. Our annual Math Day, held each May, brings together the winners of our annual High School Prize Exam, which has been run continuously out of our department since 1958.