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Poster Session FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. How do I submit an abstract?
A. You can submit your abstract online. Check the main student page for the link and deadlines.

Q. Do I need to register for the conference? What do I need to do to participate in the conference?
A. You will need to register for the conference and we recommend you register by the early registration deadline. Registration information can be found here. You should register in the "Undergraduate Student" category (or appropriate Graduate Student category if you are a current grad student presenting research conducted as an undergrad).

Q. Can I submit a poster on research in the history of mathematics or mathematics education?
A. Abstracts in both topics are welcome. Research in mathematics education includes qualitative and quantitative analyses of topics related to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Research in the history of mathematics should use appropriate primary sources and recognized scholarly techniques of investigation. In either case, your faculty advisor can help you decide if your project is a good topic for a poster.

Q. Are there travel funds available to participate in the Poster Session?
A. Yes, you can apply for a travel grant of up to $750 per poster, which can be shared among presenters. In addition, there are several things you can do to obtain money from your institution. Have your advisor notify the Department Chair and the Dean of your intentions to travel. There may be some funds available through your department to assist you with the trip. Also, many student government associations have money allocated by the University to fund student presentation travel. You will need to approach the student government office to find out if such funds exist and what their policy is in distributing the money. Sometimes, the Office of Sponsored Research reserves funds for student travel. You will need to contact the director of sponsored research on your campus to discover if student travel money exists. You may not get all your funding in one place and you may also be only partially funded. However, if you begin your search early you will probably be able to secure at least partial support for your efforts.

Q. Can I bring my own poster board?
A. You can bring your own board, however the dimensions must be the standard self-standing tabletop posters that are 48â?³ wide, 36â?³ high and are tri-fold.

Q. How do I obtain housing?
A. Because many of the conference sites are held in large convention centers, nearby hotels can become pricey. To keep costs down, we recommend you register as early as possible. Hotels are allocated through the Joint Meeting registration form on a first come first served basis. We also try to coordinate roommates among Poster Session participants as part of your abstract submission form. Again, we recommend that you put in your request as early as possible. It is difficult to find housing at the last minute.

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