Joint Mathematics Meetings heading, January 15-18-2003, Balt Conv Center
17-Dec-2002 ->

Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or other social events. Please see Social Events for details.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include Invited Addresses and sessions of contributed papers.

See also the Special Sessions jointly sponsored by the ASL in Joint Special Session, as well as a presentation jointly sponsored with MAA on Thursday afternoon (see the listing in Other MAA Sessions).

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Twenty-Third Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. will be given by Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University, on Five little crystals and how they grew.

A dinner in honor of the lecturer will be held on Wednesday evening. See Social Events for details on how to participate.

Note new timeMathematics Educators and Mathematicians Working Together, Wednesday, 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m., organized by Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University; Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee; and Elizabeth G. Yanik, Emporia State University. This panel will include mathematics educators and mathematicians. The idea for this forum has been developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics affiliate, Women and Mathematics Education, and the AWM. The discussion will address how mathematics educators and mathematicians can collaborate to assist each other and to improve mathematics teaching at all levels. Panelists include Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan; Hyman Bass, University of Michigan; Karen Dee Michalowicz, The Langley School (McLean, VA); and Edith Prentice Mendez, Sonoma State University.

At the conclusion of the panel discussion, AWM will recognize the Alice T. Schafer prizewinner, runner-up, and honorable mention honorees. Note that formal prizewinner announcements are made at the Joint Prize Session on Monday afternoon (see the AWM inclusion in Joint Sessions).

Note new timeBusiness Meeting, Wednesday, 4:20 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Workshop, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation (pending final funding approval), AWM will conduct its workshop for women graduate students and women who have received the Ph.D. within the last five years.

Twenty women mathematicians have been selected in advance of this workshop to present their research. The selected graduate students will present posters, and the recent Ph.D.'s will give 20-minute talks. Travel funds are provided to the twenty selected presenters. The workshop will also include a panel discussion on issues of career development and a luncheon. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the entire program. Departments are urged to help graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s who do not receive funding to obtain some institutional support to attend the workshop and the associated meetings. The deadline for applications for presenting and funding has expired. Inquiries regarding future workshops may be made to AWM by telephone: 301-405-7892, by e-mail:, or by visiting

AWM seeks volunteers to lead discussion groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office.

Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. See the listing in Social Events.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Note new timeGranville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet; Raymond L. Johnson, University of Maryland; title to be announced.

Panel Discussion on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., Overtoun M. G. Jenda, Auburn University; title to be announced.

See details about the banquet on Friday in Social Events.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The NSF will be represented at a booth in the exhibit area. NSF staff members will be available to provide counsel and information on NSF programs of interest to mathematicians. The booth is open the same days and hours as the exhibits. Times that staff will be available will be posted at the booth.

National Security Agency (NSA)

Women in Mathematics: Past, Present, and Future, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., organized by Antonia Bluher and Michelle D. Wagner, National Security Agency. This is the 10th year anniversary of NSA’s Women in Mathematics Symposium (WIMS). In 1993 the NSA invited women mathematicians from the academic community to attend WIMS to solicit their perspectives on NSA as an employer, and to discuss ways in which the NSA mathematics community could encourage young women to pursue careers in mathematics. Please join us to celebrate this milestone with technical talks, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities.

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

Council Meeting, Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

Board of Directors Meeting, Friday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

This two-day program on Wednesday and Thursday will include an Invited Address and minisymposia. The Invited Address will be given by John A. Burns, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, title to be announced, at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday. Minisymposia and their organizers include: Life Sciences, Tim Elston, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wednesday morning; Optimization, Ariela Sofer, George Mason University, Wednesday morning; Stability of Nonlinear Dispersive Waves, Robert L. Pego, University of Maryland, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons;

Mathematical Problems in Image Analysis, John Goutsias, Johns Hopkins University, Thursday morning; and Dynamical Systems, Yury Grabovsky, Temple University, Thursday morning.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has scheduled two additional minisymposia: Mathematics Education, on Wednesday afternoon and organized by Terry Herdman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Topics, on Thursday afternoon and organized by Barbara Lee Keyfitz, University of Houston; Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin; and Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland, College Park.

Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Concerns of Young Mathematicians: A Town Meeting, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., organized by Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University. This panel discussion will focus on the current primary concerns of young mathematicians, with emphasis on audience participation.

Also see details about the poster session (Thursday afternoon) and a panel discussion (Thursday morning at 10:45 a.m.) cosponsored by YMN in Other MAA Sessions.