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Upcoming Meeting

    • Fall Meeting of the Indiana MAA

      Back Home Again in Indiana
      October 3, 2020
      To be held via Zoom

      Back Home Again in Indiana

      Plenary Speakers

      • Dr. Jennifer Beineke
        • Western New England University
        • Great Moments of the Riemann Zeta Function
        • Movies have great moments and sports have great moments, but mathematics has the greatest moments of all. In this talk, we will explore moments of the Riemann zeta function (also known as mean values), and we will revisit the momentous discoveries of Hardy, Littlewood, and Ingham in the 1920s. We will also discuss memorable moments that today's number theorists have encountered as they work on open problems related to the Riemann Hypothesis.
      • Dr. Amanda Harsy
        • Lewis University
        • Wouldn't It Be Nice?
        • When I was growing up, mathematics was not my best subject, but it was my favorite. I had a great short term memory and could memorize and apply mathematical procedures quickly and effectively. I didn't care where these methods came from or why they worked, as long as I could carry out my steps and get the right answer. This turned out to be problematic for me when I was asked to apply mathematical methods to new problems and conduct research.

          Now as an educator, I see myself in my students. They see mathematics as a long list of seemingly disconnected methods and rules without seeing the creative problem-solving behind each technique.

          One of my goals for my students is for them to see the bigger picture of mathematics and appreciate the creativity that gave rise to the methods we use over and over again in mathematics. In this presentation, I will share one of my favorite problem-solving techniques, "wishful thinking," and how it can help connect the mathematics curriculum we teach and the problem-solving techniques used by mathematicians and scientists alike.
      • Dr. Talitha Washington
        • Clark Atlanta University
        • Director of the Data Science Initiative, Atlanta University Center Consortium
        • Indiana: The Genesis of Black PhD Mathematicians
        • In 1925, Elbert Frank Cox became the first Black to earn a PhD in Mathematics. Cox was born in Evansville, Indiana and went on to earn his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Indiana University in 1917. At a time when Indiana had erupting race riots and the Indiana Klan had risen to a peak of power, how did Cox circumvent the odds? Dr. Talitha Washington, an Evansville native, will tell the story of Cox, the racial struggles of Indiana, and how other Black mathematicians navigate through racial barriers.
      • All three of our plenary speakers grew up and went to college in Indiana!

      Schedule and Abstracts

      • The schedule of events is posted here.
      • Abstracts are posted here.

      Registration and Call for Papers

      • Registration is now closed. All registered participants should have received an email on October 1st with the Zoom information for the meeting. Please make sure you have the latest Zoom client downloaded. If you do not, you will be unable to join the breakout rooms for the Contributed Paper Sessions. (You will be able to join the Keynotes regardless.)
      • The Call for Contributed Papers has closed.

      Poster

      • Click on the thumbnail image below to view a printable poster for the Fall 2020 meeting.

        Meeting Poster


Future Meetings

  • Spring 2021

    Indiana Wesleyan University
    March 26-27, 2021
    Local Contact: Daniel Kiteck, daniel.kiteck (at) indwes.edu


Interested in Hosting?

The Indiana Section of the MAA is continually seeking sites for its future meetings. The section meets twice each year. The fall meeting is on a Saturday between late September and early November. The spring meeting is on a Friday afternoon and Saturday between early March and early April. Since the Indiana College Mathematics Contest (ICMC) meets in conjunction with the spring meeting, a central location is most desirable. It is our goal to have site commitments two to three years ahead and firm dates set one to two years in advance.

If your department is interested in hosting an Indiana Section meeting, peruse the local arrangements checklist for Fall Meetings or for Spring Meetings to ascertain the extent of your responsibilities and then contact the section Vice Chair to volunteer.



Past Meetings


Posters, programs, and abstracts from previous section meetings are posted below. Conference photos can be viewed here.

Spring 2020
Beyond Boundaries: Indiana Academies Symposium
(canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Accepted Abstracts
Fall 2019
Wabash College
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2019
University of Indianapolis
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2018
Hanover College
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2018
Valparaiso University
Tri-Section Meeting of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2017
Manchester University
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2017
Earlham College
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2016
Purdue University West Lafayette
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2016
Franklin College
Centennial Meeting of the Indiana MAA
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2015
Purdue University North Central
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2015
Taylor University
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2014
Trine University
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2014
IPFW (now Purdue Fort Wayne)
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2013
University of Southern Indiana
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2013
Indiana University East
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2012
Butler University
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2012
Ball State University
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2011
University of Indianapolis
Poster
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2011
Indiana Wesleyan University
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2010
Purdue North Central
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2010
Franklin College
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2009
Purdue Calumet
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2009
IUPUI
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2008
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2008
St. Mary's College
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2007
Manchester College
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2007
University of Indianapolis
Program and Abstracts
Fall 2006
Valparaiso University
Workshop
Spring 2006
Taylor University
Program
Fall 2005
DePauw University
Program
Abstracts
Spring 2005
IPFW (now Purdue Fort Wayne)
Program
Abstracts
Fall 2004
University of Evansville
Tri-Section Meeting of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky
Program
Abstracts

A complete listing of meeting locations from 1924 to 2004 is available here .