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American Mathematics Competitions Sessions

Please note: all sessions are listed in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT = UTC-6:00)

Journey to the IMO and EGMO International Competitions

Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Description

Panel discussion with International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and Europeans Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) medalist and coaches. What went into the preparation and training for the Olympiads? What tips would you give future IMO/EGMO participants? Who are your math mentors? How has your experience in the IMO/EGMO impacted your student journey and life?

Organizer:
Po-Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon University
Jenny Inglesias, EGMO Leader and USA(J)MO Co-Editor-in-Chief
Meghal Gupta, EGMO Leadership
Rachel Zhang, EGMO Leadership
Evan Chen, Assisstant Director of MOP and USA(J)MO Co-Editor-in-Chief
Luke Robitaille, Current AMC Olympian and IMO Contestant

 

MAA AMC Curriculum Inspirations Session 1

Wednesday, August 4, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description

Experience dynamic problem-solving with AMC problems and through exercises. James Tanton introduces Curriculum Inspiration strategies and applies them to AMC problems.

Organizer:
James Tanton, MAA Mathematician at Large

 

Mathematical Olympiad Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, August 4, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Description

We are thrilled to announce one more stop on your AMC journey at MAA MathFest: The Mathematical Olympiads Award Ceremony (MOAC)! On the evening of Wednesday, August 4, we’re inviting some of the brightest young minds to the stage to be recognized for their achievements in mathematics. Register today to cheer on your peers and celebrate what’s possible for the next generation of mathematicians across the world.

To welcome awardees and attendees, we’re hosting one of America’s most renowned mathematicians, Dr. Eric Lander, to the MOAC stage. Dr. Lander is the President’s Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and his impressive career began just like yours...with a love of math. He will deliver a live message at the event that you won’t want to miss!

 

CodeBreaking Game

Thursday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Description

Led by AMC students, fun interactive game that allows students to solve cryptography problems individually or in breakout rooms. The solutions for each problem are the password for the following problem.

Organizers:
Serena An, Current AMC Student
Raymond Feng, Current AMC Student

 

MAA AMC Curriculum Inspirations Session 2

Thursday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description

Using AMC problems for dives into beautiful and deep mathematics! Every problem explored (maybe solved-- or not!) is an invitation to ponder, wonder, and explore more. See how one can take a single AMC problem and use it as a portal to even more wondrous mathematics.

Organizer:
James Tanton, MAA Mathematician at Large

 

Math Department Virtual Showcase, Part I

Thursday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Description

Join faculty from six universities in two separate sessions to learn about their mathematics programs, opportunities, and campus life! Department Chairs, Professors, and alumni will share information, student experiences, and answer your most pressing questions.

Make contacts at great schools, and get some insights from those who've gone before you. At each session, speakers from three universities will each present materials about their school and participate in Q&A.

Panelists:
Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg University
Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University
Ela Celikbas, West Virginia University
Sarah D. Olson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jon P. Abraham, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Leah Mitchell, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Quantitative Decision Making in Sports

Friday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Description

Session to examine how quantitative methods are used to optimize “Game Winning Chance” in sports. Specific examples from the NFL, will reveal how computer models can overturn conventional coaching wisdom.

Organizers:
Frank Frigo, Co-Founder, EdjSports
Daniel Stern, National Football League
Tim Chartier, Davidson College

 

Math Department Virtual Showcase, Part II

Friday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Description

Join faculty from six universities in two separate sessions to learn about their mathematics programs, opportunities, and campus life! Department Chairs, Professors, and alumni will share information, student experiences, and answer your most pressing questions.

Make contacts at great schools, and get some insights from those who've gone before you. At each session, speakers from three universities will each present materials about their school and participate in Q&A.

Panelists:
Michael Stewart, Georgia State University
Arun Suresh, Georgia State University
Jennifer Austin, University of Texas at Austin
Kaitlyn Muller, Villanova University
Kristen Austin, Travelers Insurance, Villanova University

Support Mathematical Creativity in Young Minds - Host an AMC Day

Friday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description

Support your mathematics department by hosting an MAA AMC day. Hear from professors that are using the AMC to support mathematics in their communities, creating a fun engaging experience for K-12 teachers and students, and attracting the brightest mathematical minds to their colleges and univrsities.

Organizers:
Randy Cone, Salisbury University
Carl Yerger, Davidson College

 

Award Winning Practices for Teaching K-12 Mathematics

Friday, August 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description

How are award winning Edythe Mae Sliffe teachers supporting mathematics through AMC in their classrooms. Break-out rooms - Learn from each other: what works well for your students in your classroom, how are you engaging girls and other underrepresented groups in your classroom. End with open group discussion.

Organizer:
Charles R. Garner, Jr, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology

 

Fun Problem Session for Teachers and Students

Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Description

The first step in solving any problem in math (or in life) is to be your fabulous honest human self and acknowledge your human reaction to it. Let's practice being human to solve problems and see how powerful and successful a willingness to flail and falter can be!

Organizer:
James Tanton, MAA Mathematician at Large

 

Fireside Chat

Saturday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description

An informal, interactive hangout with the nation's leading AMC competitors! We're exploring all things math competitions: experiences, myths, and advice. This is a student-led, student-only event.

Organizers:
Serena An, AMC Math Olympian
Gopal Goel, AMC Math Olympian
Pravalika Putalapattu, AMC Math Olympian
Isabella Quan, AMC Math Olympian
Luke Robitaille, AMC Math Olympian
Alexander Rudenko, Olympian Leader

 
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2021