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Maplesoft celebrates 25th anniversary

2 May 2013

Maplesoft celebrates 25th anniversary
Left to right: Keith Geddes, founder; Jim Cooper, CEO and president; Gaston Gonnet, founder; and Laurent Bernardin, executive VP and chief scientist


Maplesoft is marking 25 years of incorporation by making several contributions to promote maths and science projects among high school and university students, in addition to hosting celebratory events for staff, academic and technology partners, and customers.

Throughout 2013, the company will be supporting projects and competitions with the aim of enhancing the study and use of mathematics. Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, Who Wants to be a Mathematician, FIRST Robotics, SAE Collegiate Design Series, NASA Tech Design the Future Contest, and Sailbot 2013 are just a few of the Maplesoft-sponsored competitions that hope to encourage students to think creatively and use mathematical and scientific tools.

At an anniversary event held at the company’s headquarters, Maplesoft recognised the contributions of the company’s founders and the team that invented the Maple software. In commemoration of the company’s roots in the University of Waterloo (UW), Maplesoft’s CEO, Jim Cooper, presented the University with a Gömböc that has the unique serial number 1988, marking the year of the company’s incorporation. A Gömböc is a mathematics-based shape discovered in 2007 with the help of Maple.

‘This anniversary is a momentous occasion for Maplesoft, as it looks back and celebrates the ingenuity, creativity and passion of the people who formed and moulded the company,’ said Jim Cooper, president and CEO of Maplesoft. ‘Building on the bedrock of innovative and pioneering technology they developed, we have achieved significant success in the last 25 years.

'Maplesoft looks ahead with a deep sense of gratitude and commitment to its customers, partners, resellers, employees and the community around us. Our technological expertise, combined with the enthusiasm and creativity of our people and the support of our partners, will help us shape the next 25 years.’

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