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CUSAC Spring 2008 Newsletter

Spring 2008

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In August 2008, students and faculty will converge on Madison, WI for MathFest. Students will be invited to present talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions, the MAA Lecture for Undergraduate Students (given by Dr. Laura Taalman of James Madison University), and to two parallel Undergraduate Student Activities. Please put the Lecture for Undergraduates and one of the Activity Sessions on your MathFest calendar! For more information, see the articles below.

Undergraduate Student Paper Sessions
by John Hamman
Student Events at MathFest Travel Support for Students
by Robert Vallin
Guide to Writing an Abstract MAA Lecture for Undergraduates
by Kay Somers
Undergraduate Student Activities
by Kay Somers

2008 Joint Mathematics Meetings

In January 2008, hundreds of students and their advisors attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA. They attended the MAA Lecture for Students by Brian Conrey, visited the exhibit hall, and presented posters in the Undergraduate Poster Session. Many students also presented talks in the AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates. For more information on many of these events, see the related stories below.

Undergraduate Poster Session
by Diana Thomas
MAA Lecture for Students: Brian Conrey
by Mario Martelli
Panel Discussion for Student Chapter Advisors
by Jacqueline Jensen
Meet the Speaker
by Richard Neal
Student Hospitality Area
by Richard Neal
Advice for Undergraduates: Navigating the Joint Meetings
by Lyn Miller
MAA Diversity Initiative
by Betty Mayfield

Math Magic: Art Benjamin Video
by Robert Vallin

How to Reach the MAA

For Membership Information, Subscriptions and Publication Orders, contact:

The MAA Service Center
P.O. Box 9112
Washington, DC 20090-1622
800-331-1522 or 301-617-9415
Fax: 301-206-9789

For the MAA Headquarters:

1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1385
800-741-9412 or 202-387-5200
Fax: 202-265-2384

Suggestions, concerns and/or contributions for the CUSAC newsletter may be sent to the newsletter Chapter Newsletter Editor:

Jacqueline Jensen
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sam Houston State University
Box 2206
Huntsville, TX 77341-2206