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TRISECTION MEETING
of the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan Sections of the MAA

Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2018

Valparaiso University

Sponsored by:

Valparaiso University Graduate School

 

Call for Papers: NOW CLOSED. Due date was Friday, Mar 2, 2018.
LATE ADDITION Call for Artwork: NOW OPEN (click here). Due date is Friday, Mar 16, 2018.
Web-based registration (via EventBrite.com): LATE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Early Registration due date was Friday, Mar 2, 2018.
2018 ICMC pre-registration: LATE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Early Registration due date was Friday, Mar 2, 2018.
There will also be on-site registration at the check-in table, pending availability.

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Announcement from the Chair

Invited Speakers:

Steven Butler
Iowa State University

Allison Henrich
Seattle University

Judy Holdener
Kenyon College

Michael Jones
Math Magazine

Jennifer Quinn
MAA EC

Mike Starbird
UT Austin

MAA Section News
 
TRISECTION MEETING: March 23-24, 2018, at Valparaiso University

Wow, wow, wow!  March is upon us like a lion and with it comes a meeting the likes of which you have never seen before.  The spring meeting is a tri-section meeting with the Illinois and Michigan sections, an event about as rare and wonderful as a solar eclipse; we don’t even have to travel outside our beloved state, as it is being hosted by Valparaiso University.  Instead of two invited speakers, we have six: Steven Butler (Iowa State), Allison Henrich (Seattle), Judy Holdener (Kenyon), Michael Jones (Math Magazine), Jennifer Quinn (MAA), and Mike Starbird (Texas).  Instead of starting Friday afternoon, it is starting Friday morning March 23 and going until Saturday afternoon.  We will have the usual student competition but with teams from all three states.  There will be a mathematical art exhibit, Project NExT activities, an IBL workshop, section awards, contributed talk sessions, and many activities geared towards students.  Come see old friends, make new ones, and introduce your students to the MAA!  My personal angle on the tri-section: I can’t wait!  Early registration, contributed talk submission, and registration of teams for the contest closes on March 2.  http://sections.maa.org/indiana/meetings/Current/announcement.html

Our spring business meeting will be at 4:30 on Friday.  The Nominating Committee has proposed that Will Turner be nominated for vice-chair and Haseeb Kazi be renominated for secretary. Lara Pudwell will be assuming the position of chair for the next year.  We are looking for someone to be nominated as treasurer to take over from Alex Capaldi who has given us such excellent service the past four years.  Nominations for any position can be made from the floor.

Project NExT has been such a positive force for our section and nationally.  The Indiana section is working on raising $2500 to support an Indiana Project NExT Fellow for 2018-19.  Please consider contributing to this.  (http://sections.maa.org/indiana/NEXT.html )

Don’t forget that our section sponsors speakers who will be glad to come give a math talk to your students with the only cost to you being that you and your students listen to a plug for the MAA.  (http://sections.maa.org/indiana/visitorsProgram.html )

We can always use more help, so let me know if you would like to get involved in the section.  africh@manchester.edu  

We want to hear what is happening in your department.  To post departmental news, post it directly on our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/indiana.MAA.section/ or email it to our newsletter editor Will Turner turnerw@wabash.edu or our public information officer Josh Holden holden@rose-hulman.edu .

See you soon at Valparaiso!

Andy Rich


Contributed Talks: A web form will be available on the left under "Call for Papers," until Friday, Mar. 2, 2018.

Rooms for talks all have computer projection, laptop connections, and white board or black board. If you need an overhead projector or other equipment, there is space on the form to inform the organizers.
There will be time slots for contributed talks on both Friday and Saturday.

Art Exhibition: A web form for submissions will be available (click here) until Friday, Mar. 16, 2018.

The exhibition will run from 10 am Friday through 3 pm on Saturday. 

Registration: Using the EventBrite web form for registration and paying by credit card is preferred; however if you want to pay by check and register by mail, there is a paper form PDF you can send to the Indiana Section Secretary, to arrive by Friday, Mar. 2, 2018. Late registration will also be available on-site.

 

Intersectional College Mathematics Competition: Friday afternoon.

The Intersectional College Math Competition (historically the Indiana College Math Competition) is an annual "friendly" problem-solving competition that has been sponsored by the Indiana MAA Sectional since 1966.  Open to all attending undergraduates, students collaborate in teams of three or less to solve a set of mathematical problems during a two-hour block on Friday afternoon.  Although still challenging, the competition's "friendly" nature derives from the fact that its problems are designed to be more representative of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum than other competitions such as the Putnam Exam.  For representative problems, the 2017 exam may be found HERE.  Rules for participants may be found HERE.  There is a $30 administrative fee per team (including T-shirts for each member), no matter the number of students per team.

For more information on the invited talks and the rest of the program, see the Preliminary Program page for the current draft of the schedule and abstracts.

Invited Talks

See the Preliminary Program page for information on invited talks and the Project NExT Panel Session.

 

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