[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
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

“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.

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

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
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