Meetings of MAA - Kansas Section
2018 KSMAA Meeting
The 2018 KSMAA meeting will be held at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS
on April 20-21, 2018. Dr. Matt Boelkins, chair of the Congress of MAA, will be the invited speaker.
More information will be forthcoming.
2017 KSMAA Meeting
The 2017 KSMAA meeting was held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS
on April 28-29, 2017. Dr. Francis Su, past MAA President, was the invited speaker.
2016 KSMAA Meeting
The Department of Mathematics at Fort Hays State University hosted the Spring 2016
MAA Kansas section Meeting on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9.
Invited Speaker was:
Dr. Stephen F. Kennedy, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MAA Books, Carleton College
Dr. Kennedy presented:
Bright Lights on the Horizon
Math Horizons, the MAA undergraduate magazine, is now twenty years old.
In those two decades many fabulous articles have appeared.
In this talk we will survey some of the speakerís favorites,
that list includes pieces on square-wheeled bicycles, Egyptian
arithmetic, non-transitive dice, magic tricks, jokes, and
mathematical paintings, theater and sculpture. An idiosyncratic
tour of the best of Math Horizons.
In 1963 meteorologist Edward Lorenz, trying to understand atmospheric convection,
discovered instead chaos and the butterfly effect.
(Thus absolving all future meteorologists of the responsibility
of accurate weather prediction.) The Lorenz Attractor, the
asymptotic end-state of all the trajectories of his system of
differential equations, is, from a topological point of view,
an extremely bizarre object: a strange attractor.
We examine that topological strangeness in order to
understand the richness of the possible behaviors of trajectories in the Lorenz system.
A schedule of events for the 2016 KSMAA meeting can be found here.
2015 KSMAA Meeting
The 2015 KSMAA meeting was held at Fort Scott Community College in Ft. Scott, KS
on March 27-28, 2015, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Science.
Dr. Jenna Carpenter, 1st Vice President of the MAA and Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of
Mathematics, Associate Dean of Administration & Strategic Initiatives, and
Director of the Office for Women in Science and Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, was the
keynote speaker, speaking on "Mentoring Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematics" and
"Women in Computing." Dr. Carpenter's webpage can be found at http://www2.latech.edu/~jenna/ .
Schedule at a Glance
Schedule with Abstracts
2014 KSMAA Meeting
The Department of Mathematics and Economics at Emporia State University hosted the Spring 2014 MAA Kansas sectional Meeting on Friday March 28 and Saturday
Invited Speakers were:
Dr. Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of American Statistical Association
Dr. Stephen Kennedy, Carleton College, MAA Senior Acquisitions Editor
More information of the meeting is available on
2013 KSMAA Meeting
The 2013 KSMAA section meeting was Friday (starting at 1 pm) and Saturday,
April 19 and 20, 2013 at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. The meeting was joint with the Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska/SE South Dakota Sections. Invited speakers included Rick Gilman of Valparaiso University, Judy Walker of University of Nebraska, and Robert L. Devaney of Boston University.
More information can be found at the meeting webpage at http://sections.maa.org/missouri/Spring/index.html.
2012 KSMAA Meeting
The 2012 KSMAA section meeting was Friday and Saturday,
April 13 and 14, 2012 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.
Keynote speaker (Saturday talk): George Andrews, Penn State, former AMS president (2009-2010) and Polya Lecturer (2007-08 and 2008-09)
Invited speaker (Friday evening reception): Estela Gavosto, KU.
2011 KSMAA Meeting
The 2011 section meeting was held on Friday and Saturday,
March 4 and 5, 2011 at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS.
The invited speaker was MAA Past-President David Bressoud.
More on Past Meetings
For the location of past meetings, along with copies of programs, pictures, and business meeting minutes,
KSMAA History page.
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update: August 8, 2017