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Meetings and Conferences

The MAA is involved with a variety of mathematics meetings and conferences, many of which have opportunities for students to participate or present.

National Meetings:

MathFest is a national meeting run by the MAA in early August each year, and it places a special emphasis on student participation. Both the MAA and Pi Mu Epsilon sponsor undergraduate student paper sessions, and prizes are awarded for the best papers. There are also lectures, workshops, a problem solving competition, and a reception for students.

Students are also welcome at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, held every January in conjunction with other mathematics organizations. At this huge mathematics conference, undergraduates may participate in a student poster session and attend the MAA Student Lecture, as well as a reception held in their honor.

Student presenting at either of the national meetings are eligible to apply for student travel grants

MAA Regional Undergraduate Conferences:

The MAA supports many regional undergraduate conferences; which are smaller conferences dedicates to giving undergraduate students a chance to present their work. Some conferences are for general mathematics, while others have themes like Sports Analytics or Mathematical Biology. Students should go to the supported conference page to find information about the conferences planned for the current year, and faculty should see the main RUMC page for information about applying to host a conference.

MAA Section meetings:

In addition, regional MAA Section meetings welcome student participation, with many Sections scheduling student paper sessions and holding special student paper or poster competitions. Find out which section you are in and go to that section's website to find out more about that section's meetings.

Resources for Students:

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