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MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session

2021 JOINT MATHEMATICS MEETINGS - Virtual Online Event


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The MAA Student Poster Session is officially scheduled for the 2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings! As with the rest of the Joint Meetings, this year's poster session will be conducted virtually. The MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session is organized by Chasen Smith (Georgia Southern University), Eric Ruggieri (College of the Holy Cross), and the Committee on Undergraduate Students.

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The session is reserved for undergraduate and first-year graduate students submitting posters on work done while an undergraduate. Posters will be viewed during the meeting and feedback provided by professionals and mathematicians, will be available. There will be a short window for students to upload poster information to virtual meeting site. 

JMM is the largest annual mathematics meeting in the world and offers a variety of sessions that are designed to appeal to undergraduates. Visit the official JMM website for complete registration and program information.

The MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Sessions humble beginning in 1990 with fewer than fifteen student projects. It now showcases more than 400 projects and continues to grow each year. There are over 300 professional mathematicians participating on the judging panel, so this is a great opportunity to get your work noticed by leaders in your field.

Appropriate poster topics include: a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, a method of solution for an applied problem. Purely expository topics are not appropriate for this session. For more information, please see A Guide to Writing an Abstract.

All presenting students must also register for the conference itself at the Joint Mathematics Meetings website. Please note that those applying for grant support to attend JMM (see below) should follow the instructions for meeting registration provided on the application.

If you are a student applying to the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session, please check out our poster requirements and guidelines and student poster session FAQ.

JMM Virtual Session Times

Please prepare to present your research for no more than 10 minutes, and to answer questions for about 5 minutes. There are approximately 8 presentations per session. There will not be a set order so please prepare to attend your session for the complete 2 hours. 

Day Time (Mountain Time- MT) Session Number Topic
Thursday 1pm - 3pm A Applied Mathematics
Thursday 1pm - 3pm B Biomathematics
Thursday 1pm - 3pm C Probability and Statistics
Thursday 1pm - 3pm D Algebra
Thursday 1pm - 3pm E Geometry
Thursday 1pm - 3pm F Combinatorics
Thursday 1pm - 3pm G Analysis
Thursday 4pm - 6pm A Applied Mathematics
Thursday 4pm - 6pm B Biomathematics
Thursday 4pm - 6pm C Number Theory
Thursday 4pm - 6pm D Algebra
Thursday 4pm - 6pm E Algebraic Geometry
Thursday 4pm - 6pm F Combinatorics
Friday 1pm - 3pm A Applied Mathematics
Friday 1pm - 3pm B Biomathematics
Friday 1pm - 3pm C Differential Equations
Friday 1pm - 3pm D Mathematics Education, Numerical Analysis & Other
Friday 1pm - 3pm E Graph Theory
Friday 1pm - 3pm F Combinatorics
Friday 1pm - 3pm G Topology
Friday 4pm - 6pm A Applied Mathematics
Friday 4pm - 6pm B Computational Math
Friday 4pm - 6pm C Probability and statistics AND Number Theory
Friday 4pm - 6pm D Algebra
Friday 4pm - 6pm E Graph Theory
Friday 4pm - 6pm F Combinatorics

The AMS, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is offering Undergraduate Student support to participate in specific poster and speaking sessions at Virtual JMM 2021, January 6 - 9, 2021. These grants are open only to full time undergraduate students in all areas of the mathematical sciences who are currently enrolled at a U.S. institution and who have been accepted to present or speak at one of the following sessions at JMM 2021: 

  • MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
  • AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Program
  • Selected AMS Special Sessions that focus on Mathematical Research

Applications are being accepted on and students can apply for the virtual-travel support before they know the outcome regarding the acceptance of their poster or speaking abstract. For more information, see the AMS Undergraduate JMM webpage.

Information for Students

Check out the links below for information on the session and tips for how to have a great presentation!

Information for Judges

We need approximately 300 judges for the 2021 poster session. You can sign up to judge when you register for JMM.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].



Support for the 2020 Undergraduate Student Poster Session is provided by Tudor Investment Corporation.

Contact or Questions

Questions regarding the content of this session should be directed to Chasen Smith at [email protected] or Eric Ruggieri at [email protected].

Questions regarding logistics, including making changes to your abstract submission, should be directed to the MAA Communities at [email protected]