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Social Events and Other Mathematical Sessions

MAA-PME Student Reception

Wednesday, July 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon E

Description

Undergraduate students are invited to come for refreshments and a welcome to MathFest.

 

Math Jeopardy

Wednesday, July 29, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom C & D

Description

Answer: A fun undergraduate mathematics contest to lead off MathFest.
Question: What is Mathematics Jeopardy?

Four teams of students will provide the questions to go with the mathematical answers in many categories. All interested students in the audience can enter their names to be chosen to play on one of the four teams of four players. There will be prizes for all the participants. Come cheer for your favorite team. The session will be emceed by Michael Berry.

Organizers:
Michael W. Berry, University of Tennessee
Robert W. Vallin, Lamar University

 

MAA Minority Chairs Meeting

Thursday, July 30, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, MAA Suite

Organizer:
Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College

 

MAA Section Officers Meeting

Thursday, July 30, 3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon L

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

 

Estimathon!

Thursday, July 30, 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201 C

Description

They're called Fermi problems...
How heavy is the Eiffel Tower?
How many prime numbers have distinct digits?
How many calories would you be eating if you had "one of everything" at the Cheesecake Factory?

If you're looking for a mindbending mixture of math and trivia, look no further! Jane Street Capital presents The Estimathon contest: teams will have 30 minutes to work on 13 problems, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Can your team beat the all-time best score?? The top teams will receive prizes! As in past years, we will run 2 contests. Feel free to show up to either one!

(Please show up 15 minutes before the start time of the contest you want to join.)

Our target schedule is as follows:
4:00 pm. Welcome, overview of rules and scoring
4:15 pm. Estimathon contest #1
5:00 pm. Estimathon contest #2

Organizer:
Andy Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital

 

Mathematicians Advancing Inclusion in Science (MAIS) Reception

Thursday, July 30, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A

Description

Come learn about MAIS, get involved with MAIS, and share your ideas.

Organizers:
Jesús A. De Loera, U. of California, Davis
Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College
Pamela Harris, Williams College

 

Graduate Student Reception

Thursday, July 30, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, MAA Suite

Description

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

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

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

 

MAA-Spectra Reception

Thursday, July 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon E

MAA President, Michael Dorff, hosts reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mathematicians. All are welcome.

 

NSA Networking Reception

Thursday, July 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon C

Description

The National Security Agency (NSA) Women in Mathematics Society is hosting a Networking Reception open to all! Come network with NSA mathematicians to learn about career and internship in opportunities in the field of mathematics at the NSA. We look forward to meeting you!

Organizers/Sponsors: NSA Women in Mathematics Society

 

Math Stitchers

Thursday, July 30, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415

Description

Bring any stitching or craft project (knitting/crochet/embroidery/etc.) and chat with other mathematical stitchers.

Organizer:
Mary Shepherd, Northwest Missouri State University

 

MAA Prize Session

Friday, July 31, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom G & H

The session is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University.

 

Alder Award Session

Friday, July 31, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G & H

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.

 

SCUDEM Gathering and Information Session

Friday, July 30 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 403

Description

SCUDEM-SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling Gathering of colleagues interested in host site coordinator issues, team registration, coaching teams, etc. to learn about SCUDEM V 2020 event to be held on 14 November 2020. See www.simiode.org/scudem for complete details

Organizer:Brian Winkel, Director of SIMIODE

 

Documentary Film about the Duluth REU

Friday, July 31, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I

Description

Curious about Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs? Join us for a public showing of a film about the Duluth REU, the longest running REU in the nation. This documentary highlights the life and career of Joe Gallian, the daily operations of the REU, and interviews with many participants.

Organizer:
Shah Roshan Zamir, University of Nebraska Lincoln

 

MAA Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 31, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A & B

Description

Besides cake and ice cream, we will recognize all students who gave talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions, and award prizes for the best of them. All are invited.

 

PIC Math Showcase

Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom E & F

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.

Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m: Eight students talks at 15-minute intervals
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Two mathematicians from industry speak in 30-minute intervals
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Break
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: PIC Math student poster session (Grand Ballroom F)

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)

 

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 1&2

Description

Come play with mathematics! A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is a non-competitive after-school event for pre-college students. (But adults enjoy them as well.) We will meet in Franklin 1&2 between 12 and 2 PM. Tables will be set up, with a game, puzzle, or problem set at each table, and also a facilitator who is familiar with the activity. You can choose your activity, stay as long as you want, and move to another activity whenever you like. Activities are low-threshold, high-ceiling. They often begin with simple tasks requiring no background, but develop into sophisticated mathematical investigations. We would like to help you organize a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in your own locality. Our support services are offered free of charge. For more information, see www.jrmf.org.

Organizer:
Mark Saul, Executive Director of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF)

 

USA Problem Solving Competition

Saturday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 401 & 402

Description

This event is the finals of The Problem Solving Competition. Universities and colleges that participate monthly on their own campuses by holding problem solving contests are invited to send a contestant. Each contestant will be required to solve a series of mathematical problems. Based upon the outcome, a champion along with second through sixth place winners will be named.

Organizer:
Richard Neal, The American Society for Mathematics (ASFM)

 

MAA Business Meeting

Saturday, August 1, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 202B

The meeting is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and is chaired by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University

 

Read the Masters Session: Cauchy’s Calcul Infinitésimal

Saturday, August 1, 1:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon K

Description

Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789-1857) is well known for having promoted the notion of limit as a foundation for analytic concepts like continuity and the derivative through his lectures to students at the École Polytechnique in Paris in the 1810s and 1820s. These lecture notes were published in 1823, and a full English translation has just appeared, granting readers of English greater access to the work. At this event, a brief introductory talk about Cauchy’s legacy will precede an open reading session of a portion of these lecture notes (in English translation) 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
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HoM SIGMAA)
ARITHMOS
TRIUMPHS

 

Backgammon

Saturday, August 1, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 401& 402

Organizer:
Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

 

Year: 
2020

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