[ugrads] {Disarmed} Fwd: MAA MathFest 2014 - Advanced Registration Ends 6/30

Hemanshu Kaul kaul at iit.edu
Thu Jun 12 12:02:33 CDT 2014


Dear students,

Here is an opportunity to present your research. Note the poster session
for Graduate students and young faculty listed below. The deadline is June
13th.

There are also many activities and opportunities for undergrad students

The deadline for early registration for the conference is June 30th.


Even if you can not make it to the MAA fest this year, keep it on your list
of conferences for the future. For next three years its location keeps
getting closer to Chicago (Washington DC(2015) to Columbus OH (2016) and
finally in Chicago(2017)).


Hemanshu


Hemanshu Kaul
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://www.math.iit.edu/~kaul/



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           *Advanced Registration Ends 6/30*

We are less than two months away from *the *largest annual summertime
celebration of mathematics, to be held this year in Portland, Oregon.

Register by June 30
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 to lock in your meeting rate.
     *Book Your Hotel Now!*

 Rooms are filling up quickly and we encourage early reservations. We have
secured the most competitive rates for you at the Hilton Portland &
Executive Tower.

   Single: $154.00 Double: $184.00 Triple: $194.00

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housing details and to reserve your room.
           *Save the Date*

 *Grand Opening Reception and official opening of MAA MathFest Exhibit Hall*

 Wednesday, August 6
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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*[image: 175px_MGardner.jpeg]*
*Celebrate Martin Gardner*
 *2014 marks the centennial of Gardner's birth*

Martin Gardner
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lived
from October 21, 1914 to May, 10, 2010 and somehow managed to make
mathematical ideas come alive to the broadest spectrum, from runaway
teenagers to homemakers to professional mathematicians.

 For more than half a century Gardner inspired enthusiasts of all ages to
engage deeply with mathematics, and many of his readers chose to pursue it
as a career.

 The question is, "How did he do it?" Along the way he exposed fake
mediums, elucidated *Alice in Wonderland*, wrote awful poetry, and
explained magic tricks. One recurrent theme in his writing: He thought that
tricks, riddles, and jokes should be woven into our teaching. Neither the
education establishment nor the upper crust of mathematicians seems to
agree.
      *[image: Persi_Diaconis.jpg]
<http://send.maa.org/link.cfm?r=1540127625&sid=42534268&m=4500411&u=MAA_&j=19369843&s=http://www.maa.org/node/298398/>Martin
Gardner Centennial Lecture*
 The Magic of Martin Gardner

 Saturday August 9 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
 Hilton Portland,  Ballroom Level Grand Ballroom I
 Speaker:  Persi Diaconis,  Stanford University

Join us as Diaconis tries to bring all of this to life.

 But, beware, as someone once wrote:

"Warning: Martin Gardner has caused dozens of innocent youngsters to become
professional mathematicians and thousands of professional mathematicians to
become innocent youngsters."

 Register now
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and
add this to your schedule for Saturday, August 9.
       [image: PME_100_Logo.jpg?r=1393254216702] *Pi Mu Epsilon Centennial
Celebration Banquet**
  Friday, August 8, 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Hilton Portland, Plaza Level,
Broadway I, II, III, & IV

This year's meeting will also be the official celebration of PME's
Centennial and will include special celebratory events. Click here
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for
up-to-date information.
 *See registration form for more information on this ticketed event.
        *Accepting PosterFest 2014 Submissions*
 *Deadline extended to June 13*

 PosterFest 2014: A Poster Session of Scholarship by Early Career
Mathematicians and Graduate Students will allow early career
mathematicians, including untenured faculty and graduate students, to
present and discuss their scholarly activities with other MAA MathFest 2014
attendees in an informal atmosphere.

 Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include
expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning,
and research reports.
 *Submit your proposal today
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*Reminder: * Be sure to indicate whether you are a graduate student or
untenured faculty.

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for
more PosterFest 2014 information.
      *Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by
Graduate Students Submissions *
 *Deadline extended to June 15! *

 This session gives graduate students the opportunity to give a 20-minute
talk aimed at an undergraduate audience which has been exposed to calculus
and some linear algebra. Both the talks and abstracts should be designed to
excite a wide range of undergraduates about mathematics. All participants
in this session will receive private feedback on their presentations from
an established faculty member and an undergraduate student.

 Contact Jim Freeman (jfreeman at cornellcollege.edu) or Rachel Schwell (
schwellrac at ccsu.edu) for help on writing an abstract and preparing a talk
for a general audience.

 Details here
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.
      *Estimathon Contest for Students Hosted **by **Jane Street Capital*
 *Calling all students looking for a mindbending mixture of math and trivia
at this year's meeting!*

   How many stop signs are in New York City?
  How many babies were born in 1900?
  How many Social Security Numbers are prime?

They're called Fermi problems...Attempt 13 Fermi problems in 30 minutes,
ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Create and sign up
your team today and be prepared to come up with the best set of
confidence intervals!

 Contest rules, prizes, sign up forms, and contact details can be found here
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!
       *Undergraduate Activities*

 MAA Student Paper Sessions
 Thursday, August 7 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Friday, August 8, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

 Non-Academic Career Paths for Students Who Like Mathematics
 Friday, August 8, 2:35 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.

 For more events, click here
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     *Graduate Activities*

 What's the Story? A Graduate Student Workshop on Formulating a Research
Presentation for a General Audience
Thursday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

How to Apply for Non-Academic Jobs
  Thursday, August 7, 2:35 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.

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