Illinois Section of the MAA

Call for Student Participation in the ISMAA Annual Meeting

Student Contributed Papers

A session of student contributed papers is planned for Saturday, March 29, 2003 at the ISMAA 2003 Annual Meeting. Any undergraduate 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 7, 2003 to:

John Haverhals
Department of Mathematics
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
Phone: (309) 677-2499
Fax: (309) 677-3999

Student Math Contest

A Student Math Contest will be held on Friday March 28, 2003 from 3:15-4:45 during the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the MAA at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. 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.

For a sample of the kinds of problems to expect, see the problems from past contests. (You might also look at the Challenge of the Week problems from the Department of Mathematics at Eastern Illinois University.)

Teams need not register until the day of the Contest, but if you intend to participate in the contest, it would be helpful if you would inform John Haverhals at

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 or participating in the contest and for students at schools which are Institutional Members in the ISMAA.

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October 21, 2002