This issue features articles covering all areas of AMSI’s activities. The launch of our second Occasional paper on out-of-field teaching and the release of joint research with CSIRO Data 61’s Ribit.net, Advancing Australia’s Knowledge Economy. A special feature on the Institute’s new strategic direction and vision and Leadership team. The refreshed strategic plan comes at a pivotal time for AMSI, as we seek to diversify our funding and support our programs in the long-term. The impact of mathematics in our lives and communities is illustrated by the latest AMSI Choose Maths Careers campaign. If you want to save the environment, protect health, advance technologies or even help your favourite sporting team win, choose maths. Special coverage of the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship Program, interviews with superstar maths teacher, Eddie Woo and the University of Sydney’s Head of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor Jacqui Ramagge, and a research feature on Statistical Astronomy are also covered.