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| SIGMAAs will be hosting a number
of interesting activities, sessions, and guest lecturers. There are
currently nine such focus groups offering members opportunities to
interact not only at meetings but throughout the year via newsletters
and email-based communications. For more information visit www.maa.org/SIGMAA/SIGMAA.html.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology
Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, Wednesday morning and afternoon (see the MAA Contributed Paper Session).
Note Time Change - Reception and Business Meeting, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., organized by Jennifer R. Galovich, St. John's University. All attendees who are interested in mathematical and/or computational biology are welcome. For more about BioSIGMAA please see our website at http://www.maa.org/sigmaa/bio.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government
Guest Lecturer, Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Robert J. Lang, Alamo, California, will speak on From flapping birds to space telescopes: The art, math, and science of origami.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics
NEW TIME - Guest Lecture, Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kevin Robinson, Geological Sciences, SDSU, will speak on Coastal Geology and the Environment.
Business Meeting, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
So You Want to Teach Environmental Math, Do You? A skit portraying the efforts to implement an environmental mathematics course at a mathematics department meeting, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (see the MAA Panels, Posters, and Other Sessions).
Geology Field Trip to Torrey Pines State Reserve, Wednesday,
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Join us on a field trip to Torrey Pines
State Reserve from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. led by Kevin Robinson,
Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University. The
bus will leave from the main entrance of the San Diego Marriott
Hotel and Marina. The cost is US$15/person; contact Ben Fusaro,
for more details.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics
Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecturer, Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Political Dimension of Ethnomathematics, Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (See the MAA Panels, Posters and Other Sessions).
SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts
Mathematics and Hollywood: A Conversation with Mathematical Hollywood Writers and Mathematics Faculty, Sunday, 2:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. (see the MAA Panel and Poster Sessions).
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics
Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecturer, Monday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 pm. The featured speaker is Penelope Maddy, University of California Irvine, How applied mathematics became pure. A reception will follow the lecture.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy
Business Meeting and Reception, Monday, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, Monday afternoon (see the MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics
Making the Connection Between Research and Teaching in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (see the MAA Panels, Posters and Other Sessions).
Business Meeting, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education
Business Meeting, Monday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.