EPaDel Fall 2015 Section Meeting

The fall 2015 meeting was held November 14, 2015 at Delaware Valley University.

Invited Speakers

Faculty Contributed Paper Session

Faculty talk schedule (PDF)

Faculty talk abstracts (PDF)

Student Contributed Paper Session

Student talk schedule (PDF)

Student talk abstracts (PDF)

Governor's Message

Section Governor, Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
August 2015

To keep report this snappy and succinct, I have only three big MAA items to share with you.

  1. The much-acclaimed new version of the Departmental Membership is now available. Woo-hoo! Signing up your department gives your institution unlimited free student memberships, discounts on WebWorks, and more. I'm really excited about what this is going to mean for the vibrancy of our Association. Check it out at https://www.maa.org/membership/apply!
  2. The MAA is going wild, celebrating our hundredth year! I am going to very self-centeredly recommend this hilarious (to me) 36-minute you-tube video showing the Closing Banquet performance of MAA: The Musical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1S3zymltTk You can discover the history and the programs of the MAA in song and dance; learn what the President of the MAA thinks about Guitar Hero; whether the Project NExT Fellows found the bar, and why the Associate Secretary designs the MathFest program with fold-out pages. This might make a great Math Club video, provided you have snacks and an escape route planned.
  3. A very behind-the-scenes change is slowly working its way through the governance structure of the MAA. At our meeting at MathFest, the Board of Governors agreed in principal that we ought to cut our governing board down from the current 65-ish people (!) to approximately a dozen people; but we would also like to have a large advisory body that continues to represent our members from various geographic sections and demographic constituencies. The governors are likely to see a more formal plan for what this might look like at our January meeting. If you are the kind of person who wants to dig deeper into the structure of the MAA administration, please contact me and I'll be glad to provide more of the details as they unfold. Otherwise, I'll wait to provide details after our January meeting.

Respectfully (and enthusiastically) submitted,
Annalisa Crannell