Joint Mathematics Meetings - January 6 - 9, 2008 - Sunday - Wednesday - San Diego Convention Center

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MAA Sessions for Students

Help for Undergraduates: Negotiating the Joint Meetings, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Elizabeth Mayfield, Hood College, How do you make sense of a 200-page program book? What is the difference between a contributed talk and an invited talk and how can you tell which of those might be accessible to undergraduates? Which social events are you allowed to attend? What's up with the exhibits? What special events are planned for students at the Joint Meetings? This informal panel will help undergraduate students find their way through the Joint Mathematics Meetings and make this a successful experience for them. Panelists include Dan Kalman, American University, Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University, and an undergraduate student. The session is sponsored by the MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters.

See the Interview with Robert Schneider (lead singer for Applies in Stereo), Sunday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., under MAA Panel and Poster Sessions.

Undergraduate Career Paths in Math: What Can You Do with a Math Degree?, Monday, 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Vanessa Garcia, Texas State University-San Marcos, and Dov N. Chelst, DeVry University. A myriad of choices are available for students who major in mathematics. This panel showcases a selection of career choices from industry, government, and education. Come to learn more about your options with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.

Grad School Fair, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Here is the opportunity for undergrads to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs from universities all over the country. January is a great time for juniors to learn more, and college seniors may still be able to refine their search. This is your chance for one-stop shopping in the graduate school market. Cosponsored by the MAA and AMS.

MAA Lecture for Students, Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., J. Brian Conrey, The American Institute of Mathematics, The Riemann Hypothesis

Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., organized by Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University. The session is reserved for undergraduates and first-year graduate students submitting posters on work done while undergraduates. Abstracts are accepted on a first come basis. Space is limited and students are encouraged to apply early. Beginning August 1, 2007 students can submit abstracts online at Students are encouraged to apply early. Examples of poster topics include a new result, a different proof of a known theorem, an innovative solution of a Putnam problem, a new mathematical model or method of solution an applied problem. Purely expository posters cannot be accepted. Prizes will be awarded to the top rated posters with money provided by the AMS, MAA, AWM, CUR, PME and by the Moore Foundation. Trifold, self-standing 48 by 36 tabletop posters will be provided. Additional material or equipment is the responsibility of the presenters. Questions regarding the session may be directed to Diana Thomas at The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 2, 2007. The session is sponsored by the MAA-CUPM Subcommittee on Undergraduate Research and the MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters (CUSAC).

Also see Social Events for the open hours of the Student Hospitality Center and the Reception for Undergraduates.


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