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Joint Mathematics Meetings

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$70 (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 Judith Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport, on The game of SET and geometry.

Undergraduate Student Poster Session, organized by Joyati Debnath, Winona State University;  Friday, 3:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.  The session is reserved for undergraduate and first-year graduate students submitting posters on work done while an undergraduate.  Appropriate poster topics include: a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, a method of solution for an applied problem. Purely expository topics are not appropriate for this session.  The proposal submission deadline is midnight, October 19, 2012.   Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by November 2, 1012. See http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/jmmposterindex.html for further details and a link to the abstracts submission form. See http://www.maa.org/students/writing%20abstracts.pdf for ‘A Guide to Writing an Abstract.’  Posters will be judged during the session and award certificates will be mailed to presenters with the highest scores. Trifold, self-standing 48" by 36" tabletop poster boards will be provided.  Additional materials and equipment is the responsibility of the presenters. Participants must set up posters between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.  Participants must be available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for judging and public viewing and questions. Questions regarding this session should be directed to Joyati Debnath at jdebnath@winona.edu.

Some more advanced students might be interested in these sessions where full descriptions are listed in the MAA Panels, etc. section: What Every Student Should Know About the JMM, Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.; YMN/Project NExT Poster Session, Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Thursday at 9:00 a.m.; On-Campus Interview Survival Guide, Thursday at 10:35 a.m.; Graduate School: Choosing One, Getting In, Staying In, Thursday at 1:00 p.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Thursday at 1:00 p.m.; You Published Your Dissertation, Now What?, Thursday at 2:40 p.m.; Parental and Family Leave for Graduate Students and Post-docs: Policies and Experiences, Friday at 1:00 p.m. You may also be interested in the AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs on Friday and Saturday afternoons, listed in the “AMS Special Sessions” section.

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.