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Details for Spring, 2005 Meeting

Basic Schedule Maps and Directions Pella Information Meals Information Detailed Schedule Abstracts

Basic Schedule for Spring, 2005

Time event location
2:30-4:30 Registration and Exhibits Vermeer Science Center 140 (Reading Room)
3:00-4:25 Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3 Vermeer Science Center 143, 241, 243
4:25-4:35 Break
4:35-5:20 Round Table Discussion - MAA Strategic Planning - Professional Development Vermeer Science Center 180
4:35-5:20 Round Table Discussion - Undergraduate Programs Vermeer Science Center 143
5:20-7:30 Dinner on your own See Meals information below or a full listing of places in Pella
7:30-8:30 Plenary Session 1
Nancy Hagelgans, Planar Linkages: Robot Arms, Carpenters' Rulers, and Other Devices
Vermeer Science Center 180
8:30--- Reception Vermeer Science Center lobby
8:45-9:45 Plenary Session 2
David Bressoud, Undergraduate Programs and Courses in the Mathematical Sciences: CUPM Curriculum Guide 2004
Vermeer Science Center 180
9:45-11:15; 1:15-5:00 Registration and Exhibits Vermeer Science Center 140 (Reading Room)
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:25 Concurrent Sessions 4, 5, 6 Vermeer Science Center 143, 241, 243
11:25-11:30 Break
11:30-12:15 Iowa Section Business Meeting Vermeer Science Center 180
12:15-1:45 Lunch together or on your own There will be a gathering in the side rooms of the oncampus Central Market (for $6.25); other locations are given below
1:45-2:40 Concurrent Sessions 7, 8, 9 Vermeer Science Center 143, 243, 241
2:35-2:45 Break
2:45-4:10 Concurrent Sessions 10, 11, 12 Vermeer Science Center 163, 143, 241

Maps and Directions


Driving directions to Central College

Pella Information

Meals Information

The dining services available on Central College include the main facility Central Market, the snack bar Grand Central Station in the Maytag Student Center, and the Café in the Geisler library adjacent to Vermeer Science Center. As institutional meals go, the Central Market is very good with reasonable prices. (Breakfast is $4.50 from 7:30 to 9:00, lunch is $6.25 from 11:00-1:00, and dinner is $7.50 from 4:45 to 7:00.) For lunch on Saturday, a room is reserved for us to eat together. You are welcome and encouraged to join your colleagues. The Central Market is adjacent to the Maytag Student Center on the east end of campus.

There are also a number of off-campus eating establishments. You can find one from a full listing if you wish to possibly drive. Within 6 blocks of Vermeer are the following: Scoops and Loops (SE), Hardees (E), Pizza Ranch (NE), and El Charro (NE).

Detailed Schedule for the spring meeting

You can obtain a detailed schedule either with or without the abstracts included. If you just want the abstracts by themselves, see the next item. If you are interested, there is also a "pocket schedule" available as a pdf file with instructions for folding.


List of all speakers, institution, title, and abstracts.

IA section database

We are trying to prepare an up-to-date database of all section members to provide better communication and save expenses on mailings. If you have not already updated your information, you may do so and it would be greatly appreciated.