PosterFest 2015: A Poster Session of Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians and Graduate Students
Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park , Exhibit Hall A
This poster session will allow early career mathematicians, including untenured faculty and graduate students, to present and discuss their scholarly activities with other attendees in an informal atmosphere. Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports. Presenters should have their materials prepared in advance and will be provided with a self-standing, trifold tabletop poster approximately 48 in wide by 36 in high. Proposals should be submitted at www.maa.org/mathfest/abstracts. Questions regarding this session should be sent to the organizers.
Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Jenny McNulty, University of Montana
MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
Young Mathematicians Network
Highlights from AWM Student Chapters
Wednesday, August 5, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Marriott Foyer
This poster session will highlight achievements by AWM Student Chapters in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the formation of the first chapters. This program has expanded to fifty chapters and has impacted thousands of undergraduate and graduate women across the country. AWM Student Chapters sponsor and host a range of activities including invited speakers, Pi Day Celebrations, field trips, outreach programs to local schools, Sonia Kovalesky Days, and career panels. In this poster session, AWM Student Chapters are invited to share their stories, ideas, and successes with other AWM Student Chapters and with the mathematical community.
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Association for Women in Mathematics
Classroom Activities and Projects within the Context of Environmental Sustainability
Thursday, August 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriot Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A
Humanity continually faces the task of how to balance human needs against the world's resources, while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues that span disciplines: from measuring energy and other resources, to understanding variability in air and water quality, to modeling climate change. Moreover, these and other real world driven sustainability topics have the potential for motivating students to pursue STEM courses and fields of study more deeply. This poster session will highlight sustainability-focused projects and activities that have been developed for use in mathematics courses; a number of which have been developed recently at NSF and MAA PREP supported Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics (USE Math) workshops. The format of the session will provide presenters and attendees the opportunity to discuss effective strategies for introducing sustainability themes in the classroom. Information about presenters and their projects will appear on the SIGMAA EM website.
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University
Corrine Taylor, Wellesley College
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