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Other Mathematical Sessions

MAA Prize Session

Thursday, August 1, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A

Description

The session is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, Penn State University, and is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University.

 

MAA Section Officers Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C

Description

This session is moderated by Lisa Marano, West Chster University, Chair of the MAA Committee on Sections. It is open to all section officers and their guests.

 

The President’s Membership Jubilee

Thursday, August 1, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A

 

Alder Award Session

Friday, August 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A

Description

The MAA established the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member to honor beginning college or university faculty members whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. Each year, at most three college or university teachers are honored with this national award. The awardees are invited to make a presentation in this session. The session is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff.

This year's speakers are:
PJ Couch, Lamar University
Pamela Harris, Williams College
Alicia Prieto, Youngstown State University

 

MAA Business Meeting

Saturday, August 3, 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D

Description

The meeting is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, Penn State University, and is chaired by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University

 

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students

Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D

Description

While graduate students gain experience speaking about their research to experts in their field, many do not have the opportunity to speak to non-experts. This session gives graduate students the chance to give a 20-minute talk, similar to one they might give during a job interview (but not necessarily), aimed at an undergraduate audience who has had only calculus and possibly some linear algebra. Both the talks and abstracts should be designed to excite a wide range of undergraduates about mathematics. Participants will work with session organizers and mentors throughout the entire process. Before MathFest, participants will receive feedback on their abstracts from the organizers. On the first day of MathFest, participants should attend the graduate student workshop, “What’s the Story?,” that gives guidance on creating such talks. Optional Q&A sessions with the organizers will also be offered, where participants can receive feedback as they prepare their presentations. After they give their talk at the “Great Talks” session, participants will meet with an established faculty member and an undergraduate student to receive private feedback. Session organizers welcome questions about preparing abstracts or talks.

Organizers
Jim H. Freeman, Cornell College
May Mei, Denison University
Ranjan Rohatgi, Saint Mary's College
Aliza Steurer, Dominican University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

 

Speed Interview Marathon for Graduate Students

Thursday, August 1, 4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205

Description

Employers suggest communication skills are a critical component of job interviews. This session for undergraduate students, graduate students and early career mathematicians helps participants hone these skills, with best practices and tips on job interviewing and three speed interviewing sessions to practice what participants have learned. Sessions include individual feedback for participants and opportunities to network with fellow interviewees.

Organizers
Edray Goins, Pomona College
Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

 

Graduate Student Reception

Thursday, August 1, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Grand Ballroom C

Description

Graduate students are invited for some refreshments and to meet several of the invited speakers.

Organizers
Edray Goins, Pomona College
Eric Eager, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

 

Read the Masters Session: Euler's Introductio in Analysin Infinitorum

Thursday, August 1, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201

Description

Leonhard Euler's Introductio (1748) is a key text in the history of mathematics. In it, Euler provided the foundation for much of today's mathematical analysis, focusing in particular on functions and their development into infinite series. At this event, a brief description of what is entailed in engaging historical texts, especially through small reading groups, will precede an open reading session of a portion of the Introductio (in English translation, with guiding questions) by attendees in small groups, followed by a general discussion. No experience with the history of mathematics is required.

Organizers
Erik Tou, University of Washington Tacoma
Daniel Otero, Xavier University
Lawrence D'Antonio, Ramapo College
Robert Bradley, Adelphi University
Amy Shell-Gellasch, Eastern Michigan University

Sponsors: Euler Society, ORESME, HoM SIGMAA, ARITHMOS, TRIUMPHS

 

Backgammon

Saturday, August 3, 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 264

Description

Learn to play backgammon from expert players. It’s a fun and exciting game where players with a good mathematics background have a decisive advantage. Boards and free lessons will be provided by members of the US Backgammon Federation. Stop by anytime!.

Organizers
Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

 

A Conversation with AMS and MAA on the Future of Meetings

Friday, August 2, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Grand Ballroom C

Description

Last year's announcement that AMS and MAA would discontinue shared management of the Joint Mathematics Meetings has raised questions among many in our community about how we can sustain the value of the collaboration associated with this annual event beyond 2021.

This session will allow leadership of both organizations to share their vision for the future, including annual and section meetings, and new initiatives to provide professional opportunities for members of our community. You are also invited to provide feedback directly to AMS at  http://www.ams.org/about-us/jmm-reimagined  and https://www.maa.org/meetings/jmm.

Organizers:
J. Michael Pearson, Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America
Catherine A. Roberts, Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society

Sponsors: MAA, AMS

 

PIC Math Showcase

Student Presentations: Saturday August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center
Industry Speakers: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center
Poster Session: Saturday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center

Description

PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. In this session students who participated in PIC Math will give talks and poster presentations about their research, and mathematicians in industry will talk about what it is like to work in industry and what students need to do to succeed.

Sponsors: PIC Math is an MAA program that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1722275) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

 

Year: 
2019

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