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Ph.D. Programs in Research in Undergraduate Mathematics, Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m., organized by John Selden, New Mexico State University. A number of mathematics departments have granted, and some may be considering granting, Ph.D.s whose research specialty is mathematics education. This panel will discuss examples of specific Ph.D. programs in research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME) housed in mathematics departments. There will also be a brief description of the SIGMAA on RUME guidelines for such programs. Thus the panel will describe both commonalities (the guidelines) and variations (the examples) among such programs. Panelists include Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado; Michael Oehrtman, Arizona State University; Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire; Teri Jo Murphy, University of Oklahoma; and John Selden. The session is sponsored by the SIGMAA on RUME Guidelines Committee.

Environmental Mathematics SIGMAA Guest Lecturer, Council Meeting, and Business Meeting, Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., organized by Ben Fusaro, Florida State University. This will be a major address by the father of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature and Culture.

History of Mathematics SIGMAA Annual Meeting and Guest Lecture, Thursday, 5:45 p.m . – 8:00 p.m., organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch,Grafenwoer, Germany. Thomas Archibald, Dibner Institute at MIT and Acadia University, will speak on John Charles Fields: A career in mathematics. For more information, please go to the HOM SIGMAA website, accessible from the MAA website, or contact Amy Shell-Gellasch at

SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Business Meeting and Guest Lecture, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., organized by Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University.

SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting, Active Learning Activity, and Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., organized by John D. McKenzie, Jr., Babson College and Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College. After the business meeting, there will be an active learning activity based upon the proposed Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report. At that time attendees will discuss the report's six recommendations for teaching the introductory statistics course (emphasize statistical literacy and develop statistical thinking, use real data, stress conceptual understanding rather than mere knowledge of procedures, foster active learning, use technology to develop conceptual understanding and analyze data, and use assessments to improve and evaluate learning). This activity and the subsequent reception will allow attendees to network with each other.

WEB SiGMAA Business Meeting, Friday 4:00 p.m .– 5:00 p.m., organized by Kirby A. Baker, University of California Los Angeles.

System-Wide Quantitative Literacy Initiatives, Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., organized by Judith F. Moran, Trinity College, Caren L. Diefenderfer, Hollins University. Representatives from Washington, Illinois, and Georgia will discuss efforts in their states to implement statewide QL standards and programs. Joined by a national leader in the QL effort, they will be discussing issues of definitions, standards, assessment, articulation agreements, and political hurdles. Panelists include: Kathleen Burk, Georgia State University; Vauhn Foster-Grahler, The Evergreen State College; Bernard Madison, University of Arkansas; Linda Sons, Northern Illinois University; Kimberly Vincent, Washington State University. The session is sponsored by the MAA SIGMAA for Quantitative Literacy and will be followed by a reception for members of the QL SIGMA and other MAA members interested in learning about the QL SIGMAA.

SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting and Reception, Friday, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., organized by Judy Moran, Trinity College, and Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University.

SIGMAA for the Philosophy of Mathematics Guest Lecturer, Business Meeting, and Reception, Friday January 7, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., organized by Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University and Satish Bhatnagar, UNLV. Jonathan Borwein, Dalhousie University, who will speak on Philosophical Implications of Experimental Mathematics at the POMSIGMAA business meeting, followed by a reception. This session occurs directly after the conclusion of the MAA contributed paper session on the Philosophy of Math.


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