Illinois Section of the MAA

Call for Student Participation in the ISMAA Annual Meeting

Student Presentations

A session of student contributed papers is planned for Saturday, April 10, 1999 at the ISMAA 1999 Annual Meeting. Any undergraduate mathematics student or group of students may propose a 15-minute presentation on a topic dealing with mathematics or the teaching and learning of mathematics. The paper may represent a class project, a senior thesis or a research project.

Individuals interested in contributing a paper should forward a short (at most one paragraph) summary of the paper with the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) by March 10, 1999 to:

John Haverhals
Department of Mathematics
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
Phone: (309) 677-2499
Fax: (309) 677-2330

Student Math Contest

A Student Math Contest will be held on Friday, April 9 from 3:00-4:30 during the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section-MAA at Augustana College. The Contest is likely to have a minimum of four problems for the teams to consider. A team from a particular college is to consist of up to 3 undergraduate students. A college may enter more than one team. A team may collaborate on the solutions of the problems. Electronic computational devices (and slide rule and log tables and abacii) are not allowed. (Note: The rule with respect to calculators is the same as for the Putnam competition and is different than what was posted here between March 25 and March 30, 1999.)

Immediately following the Contest, two of the members of the team which wrote the problems will explain the ideas behind each problem and present solutions to the problems. This session may run until 5:30.

The participating teams will receive the results of the contest as soon as they become available. The Contest results will also be published in GREATER THAN ZERO.

For additional information on the contest, please contact Professor Haverhals, ISMAA Student Chapters Coordinator, at the above address.

The meeting registration fee is waived for students presenting a paper and for students at schools which are Sustaining Instutional Members in the ISMAA.

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March 30, 1999