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MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session

2021 JOINT MATHEMATICS MEETINGS - Virtual Online Event

2013 Poster Session

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.

What's new?

  • Instead of presenting physical posters in a single session, participants will present e-posters displayed over the course of the 3 conference days.
  • More info on how the actual e-poster presentations and Q/A will run will come soon.

What's the same?

  • Many aspects of the posters will remain the same as they have in years past. Abstracts will be collected directly by MAA here (please do not submit an abstract for the Student Poster Session via the JMM abstract portal).
  • 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.
  • Participants should submit an abstract describing their research in 250 words or less by midnight, Friday, November 6, 2020. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent in late November. 
  • All participating students must register for th Joint Mathematics Meeting.  Please note that those applying for grant support to attend JMM (see below) should follow the instructions for meeting registration provided on the application

Submit an Abstract

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. Click here to view our poster guidelines. Feedback format and judging evaluation criteria will be announced soon.

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.


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 MathPrograms.org 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 communities@maa.org.

 

 

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 csmith@georgiasouthern.edu or Eric Ruggieri at eruggier@holycross.edu.

Questions regarding logistics, including making changes to your abstract submission, should be directed to the MAA Communities at communities@maa.org

  • 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

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