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
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.