Joint Mathematics Meetings

(For updated locations, see the timetable; All locations are subject to change)

MAA Sessions for Students

Grad School Fair, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 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 50 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$65 (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, Friday, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m., will be given by Steve Abbott, Middlebury College, on Turning theorems into plays.

Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Friday, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., organized by Joyati Debnath, Winona 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. See http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/jmmposterindex.html for pertinent details, including a link to the abstracts submission form. 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. Posters will be judged and certificates will be awarded to posters with the highest scores. Trifold, self-standing 48" by 36" tabletop posterboards will be provided. Additional material or equipment is the responsibility of the presenters. Participants must be available for setting up their posters from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for setup and then from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to answer questions from the judges and the general public. Questions regarding this session should be directed to the session organizer at jdebnath@winona.edu <mailto:jdebnath@winona.edu>. The deadline for proposals is October 28, 2011 and notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent soon after that.

Some more advanced students might be interested in these sessions listed elsewhere in this announcement: Graduate School: Choosing One, Getting In, Staying In, Thursday at 9:00 a.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Thursday at 1:00 p.m.; Hit the Groung Running! Interview Like a Pro and Land the Job, Thursday at 2:40 p.m.; see the full descriptions in MAA Panels. You may also be interested in the AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Reserach in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs on Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons, listed in AMS Special Sessions.

Also see Social Events for the open hours of the Student Hospitality Center, Reception for Undergraduates, and Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants.

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