Wednesday, July 31
- MAA-PME Student Reception
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Math Jeopardy
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
- Grand Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m, Level 6, Connecticut Convention Center
- Graduate Student Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Estela A. Gavosto, University of Kansas
- James Freeman, Cornell College
Graduate students are invited for some refreshments and to meet several of the invited speakers.
7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Join us for a free screening of CODEBREAKER, the award-winning film that tells the story of Alan Turing, mathematical genius, World War II codebreaker, and intellectual father of computer science and artificial intelligence. In the early 1950s, Turing faced terrible persecution from the British government because he was gay. The film explores this aspect of his personal life as well as his scientific achievements. CODEBREAKER's executive Producer and creator Patrick Sammon will introduce the film and provide Q&A afterward. Learn more details about the film and watch a two-minute trailer at http://www.turingfilm.com/.
- AWM-MAA Morning Coffee
8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America invite you to enjoy coffee and light refreshments before the Eta Z. Falconer Lecture.
- Pi Mu Epsilon Student Banquet and Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
All PME members and their supporters are welcome. See the registration form for more information on this ticketed event.
- MAA Ice Cream Social and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
We will recognize all students who gave talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions, and award prizes for the best of them. All undergraduate students are invited to attend.
- 5K Fun Run & Walk
6:30 – 9:00 am
5K Fun Run & Walk Waiver - This form is mandatory for all 5K Fun Run & Walk Participants.
- Silver and Gold Reception and Banquet
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Ballroom A&B
- MC: Christine Stevens, St Louis University
- Speaker: Richard Cleary, Babson College
- Title: What Every Math Professor Needs to Know About Statistics ... and Vice Versa
The MAA MathFest Grand Opening Reception will launch this year’s MAA MathFest on a high note. This event, intended to draw attendees together in a spirit of camaraderie, replaces the opening banquet. While scientific sessions will still commence on Thursday, we warmly invite you to enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you mix and mingle in the Exhibit Hall with other registered participants and guests, sponsors, and exhibitors. Robert Devaney, MAA president, will be our host.
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2
Saturday, August 3
Many mathematicians are called on to teach statistics or interpret statistical information, often with very little training in data analysis. Using fun examples from sports, business and other fields we present a few key ideas of statistical thinking that help define the ways the subject is different from mathematics. And, to be fair, we look at some things statisticians can learn from mathematicians as well.