[ugrads] Menger Day activities April 1-2; please attend, please volunteer

Robert Ellis ellisr at iit.edu
Sat Mar 30 20:00:11 CDT 2019


Dear Applied Math Undergraduates,

Menger Day is *the day* for Applied Mathematics!  We really would like to
see you there for April 1st activities, and many of you also for the April
2nd talks.

*Please help fill 10-17 more volunteer slots, *either staffing the
registration table or hosting our high school visitors while attending
Monday events with them.  Sign up here
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gLKg53oPubvlO7-iTNTEr-_6HL0PNQkKMp5MFPdY_eY/edit?usp=sharing>
or see static version below and reply to this message with a couple of
preferences.  Thanks to those who have volunteered so far.

Thank you and see you there!
-Robert Ellis

Monday, April 1st - all events in Hermann Hall (south) Ballroom

   - 12:50 p.m. - AWM/SIAM Club Lunch Talk (lunch provided)

“Bias-Variance Tradeoff: A Fundamental Statistical Principle That Can
Render You Love or Pain”

Xiao-Li Meng


   - 1:50 p.m. – Faculty Research Overviews


   - 3:15 p.m. – Speed-Chatting/Speed-Mentoring


   - 4:45 p.m. – Poster Session


   - 6:00 p.m. –
*Menger Lecture *

“How Small Are Our Big Data: Turning the 2016 Surprise into a 2020 Vision”
Xiao-Li Meng


   - 7:00 p.m. - Awards Presentation


   - 7:15 p.m. - Reception and Alumni Networking

Tuesday, April 2nd

   - 10:00 a.m. - Research Seminar, Robert A. Pritzker Science Center Room
   240

“Is It a Computing Algorithm or a Statistical Procedure – Can You Tell or
Should You Care?”

 Xiao-Li Meng


   - 3:15 p.m. - Career Advice Seminar, John T. Rettaliata Engineering
   Center Room 104

“Conducting Highly Principled Data Science: A Statistician's Job and Joy”
 Xiao-Li Meng.

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Static copy of volunteer sign-up sheet:

Schedule and Sign-Up, Monday, April 1
Main Hermann Hall Ballroom activities (2 needed each slot) High School
visitor hosting' (2 needed each slot). UGrads preferred.
Time Activity Volunteer 1 Volunteer 2 Time Activity Volunteer 1 Volunteer 2


[None] [None] 11-11:15am Greet at PH 101 Tori Emily
12-12:40pm Set up registration table, easels, etc. Adriana
11:25am-12:40pm Accompany in Math 230, escort to HH for AWM/SIAM lunch talk
Tori Emily
12:45pm-1:45pm AWM/SIAM Lunch talk Jelena Adriana 12:45pm-1:45pm Accompany
in Hermann Hall Ballroom activity

1:45pm-3:10pm Faculty Research Overviews

1:45pm-3:10pm Accompany in Hermann Hall Ballroom activity Jelena
3:10pm-4:35pm Speed-chatting/speed-mentoring

3:10pm-4:35pm Escort to/from PH 101 for campus tour led by admissions,
optionally join tour

4:35-5:55pm Student poster exhibition -- research, profile posters Zhiwei
Zhang Dan Klompenhower 4:35-5:55pm Accompany in Hermann Hall Ballroom
activity

5:55pm-7:15pm Menger Lecture

5:55pm-7:15pm Accompany in Hermann Hall Ballroom activity
[No 2nd]
7:15pm-8pm Reception and Alumni Networking


[No 2nd] 7:15pm-8pm Accompany in Hermann Hall Ballroom activity
[No 2nd]


-- 
Robert B. Ellis, PhD
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Associate Dean, College of Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W 32nd St, RE 208
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: 312.567.5336
Fax: 312.567.3135
ellisr at iit.edu
http://math.iit.edu/~rellis
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