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School: Choosing One, Getting In, Staying In, Monday,
2:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m., organized by Kristi Meyer,
Wisconsin Lutheran College; Vanessa Garcia,
Texas State University-San Marcos; and Alan Alewine,
McKendree University. With so much information about graduate
schools available how do you narrow down your list of schools
to apply to? How do you get into a program? How do you successfully
complete a program? Our panelists will discuss these and
other important issues for those choosing a graduate school
or considering switching graduate programs. Cosponsored
by the Young Mathematicians' Network.
Career Options for
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Tuesday, 9:00
a.m. to 10:20 a.m., organized by Vanessa Garcia,
Texas State University-San Marcos, and Dov N. Chelst,
ICMA. There is a vast amount of options available for students
in today's global market. A degree in mathematics continues
to be a desirable asset, yet a common question for students
to ask is "what options are available for someone with a
math degree?" This panel showcases several options for career
paths for students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
A variety of panelists will speak on their own experiences
of finding a job and answer questions from the audience.
Cosponsored by the Young Mathematicians' Network.
Grad School Fair,
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m to 10:00 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. At last year's meeting about 300 students
met with representatives from 45 graduate programs. If your
school has a graduate program and you are interested in
participating, a table will be provided for your posters
and printed materials for US$50 (registration for this event
must be made by a person already registered for the JMM),
and you are welcome to personally speak to interested students.
Complimentary coffee will be served. Cosponsored by the
AMS and MAA.
MAA Lecture for Students,
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m to 1:50 p.m., will be given by Nathaniel
Dean, Texas State University, San Marcos, on Some
elementary problems that remain unsolved.
Poster Session, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m., organized
by Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University. The
session is reserved to 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, 2008, students can submit abstracts online at www.maa.org/students/undergrad/poster09.htm.
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
of 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
posterboards will be provided. Additional material or equipment
is the responsibility of the presenters. Questions regarding
this session should be directed to Diana Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for proposals is November 7, 2008. Cosponsored
by the MAA-CUPM Subcommittee on Undergraduate Research and
the MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and
Also see the Social
Events section for the open hours of the Student Hospitality
Center and the Reception for Undergraduates.