EPaDel Spring 2015 Section Meeting

The spring 2015 meeting was held March 14, 2015 at Franklin & Marshall College.

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
January 2015

Of course, the biggest news of the year is that 2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the MAA. What started with a tiny group who wanted support a new journal called the American Mathematical Monthly has grown into a vibrant organization with nearly 12,000 members. What a transformation!

The MAA prides itself on being the foremost association dedicated to expository mathematics; we're the largest association whose mission is to support math at the collegiate level. So it was exciting for me to see that the MAA now has 16 funded proposals, worth $8.5 million, that help to support faculty in bringing mathematics to our students and to the world.

Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming CUPM report on the curriculum, and also on the nifty “Ingenious” brochure which highlights the way that mathematics can and should be an orientation to careers. This summer's PREP workshops for faculty promise to be excellent!

Also looming on the horizon is the new departmental membership structure! Starting next year, departmental memberships will not be tied to journals; but rather, they will allow departments to nominate unlimited numbers of students. The institutional memberships come also with a discount on hosting WebWorks. The MAA is excited to think that this might help institutions expose our students to mathematics and introduce them into a wonderful mathematics community.

Speaking of our wonderful community, if you or your department has an interesting mathematics story to share, send it into the MAA Focus. They are always looking for interesting ideas for stories, and also for news of what our members are doing.

Registration for MathFest opens on March 1. This summer's program is going to be so wonderful that MathFest will actually run one extra day, closing with a musical produced and directed by your very own Governor. I hope to see you there!

The MAA is about to enter its 100 Year Celebration. Woo-hoo!

Annalisa Crannell, Governor