Our 2010 KYMAA Annual Meeting is scheduled for March 26 - 27,
2010, at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. The
American Mathematical Society Southeastern Section Spring Meeting
will also be held at the University of Kentucky on March 27 - 28.
These meetings should be outstanding and we strongly encourage you
to join the fun. Perhaps you can give a talk, or just come and
listen to what your fellow mathematicians are up to these days.
Professor Bruce Reznik will be a joint speaker at both meetings.
The other invited addresses for the KYMAA Annual Meeting will be
given by former MAA Secretary Martha Siegel of Towson University and
the teaching award co-winners David Shannon of Transylvania
University and Christine Shannon of Centre College.
More information is provided below, including a call for papers
and information for students. Information to facilitate your
attendance of the KYMAA meeting, including various forms for
registration and talks and lodging information, can be found on our
Meeting and 2010 Meeting Program webpages. Complete program
details will appear in the next newsletter on March 8, 2010. (For
more information about the AMS Southeastern Section Meeting see their program page.) Please note the following
important dates for the KYMAA Annual Meeting:
The various meeting forms can be
obtained in Microsoft Word format via the following links:
- February 26 : Deadline for submitting abstracts for
talks at the meeting.
- March 8 : Publication date of meeting program on this
- MARCH 12 : Registration Deadline. You Must
register by this date if you would like to join us for meals at
the meeting since the caterer needs a headcount by this date. At
the very least e-mail our section treasurer Molly Dunkum at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Payment for meals should be in regular mail by this date.
- March 26 - 27 : a grand celebration of Kentucky
mathematics at UK!
The various meeting forms can be obtained in PDF format
via the following links:
A Call for Papers
Excitement is in the air as we prepare for a celebration of
mathematics! It is time to begin planning your talk for our 2010
Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Section of the MAA and the AMS
Southeastern Section. The MAA portion of the meeting will take place
March 26 and conclude on March 27. The AMS Southeastern Sectional
meeting will begin on March 27 and will end March 28. The meeting
will take place at the University of Kentucky. Faculty and students,
both graduate and undergraduate, from across the state and beyond
are encouraged to present a talk. Let us begin this new decade
meeting with a record number of presentations from faculty and
students! Whether you wish to present recent research, the solution
to an interesting problem, or share some pedagogical insight, your
submission is welcome. We are also always very glad to hear from
undergraduates about work they have done in summer research
projects, in competitions, or on honors projects. If you wish to
organize a panel discussion, please let us know.
For both faculty and students, if you wish to make a
presentation, fill out the Presentation Abstract Form and submit it
by February 26. A copy of the form can be obtained here: Presentation Abstract Form (MS
Word) or Presentation Abstract
Form (PDF). In general, the time for individual presentations
will be 15 minutes, including time for questions. Special
presentations can be allocated more time if necessary. Please note
any special needs and a time preference on the form, and please
submit (e-mail strongly preferred) to:
Department of Mathematics, Computer
Science, and Physics
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 403251
I hope your fall term went well. Seniors who are planning to go
to graduate school are busy applying to graduate programs - and
working hard to finish their undergraduate studies strong! If you
will still be an undergraduate in the Fall Semester of 2010, then
you should consider participating in a summer REU (Research
Experience for Undergraduates). Check out http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/research.html
for more information. Faculty members can help you determine which
REUs you would like best, and they can help you apply. Depending on
the REU, the application deadline may be any time from the end of
January through late March.
Don't forget the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and the
Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). These are four day
competitions that start at 8pm on Thursday, February 18 and end at
8pm on Monday, February 22. This competition is for three-student
teams. Your institution may have more than one team, but a student
may be on only one team and each team works on only one problem.
More information is available from http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/.
The registration deadline is 2pm on Thursday, February 18.
April is Mathematics Awareness Month. This year's theme is
Mathematics and Sports. For information concerning activities and to
download a poster, check out http://www.mathaware.org/.
Encourage your mathematics and computer science clubs to organize
activities during the month of April. You can also kick off the 2010
Mathematics Awareness Month celebration by organizing a trip to
attend the Annual KYMAA Section Meeting, March 26 - 27, 2010 at the
University of Kentucky.
The KYMAA Section Meeting is a great opportunity for students to
give a talk to a friendly audience. Twenty-six of the papers
presented at the 2009 meeting involved undergraduates. Start
thinking about a presentation, discuss it with a professor at your
institution and get ready. Here are some ideas: Discuss your team's
work in the MCM or ICM. If there is a mathematics or computer
science topic you would like to investigate, do the work, then share
what you learned at the section meeting. This activity makes your
resume more attractive.
When you register for the meeting, register for the Friday
evening banquet, too. Meals for students will again be at a
discounted price. Students who have attended the banquet in the past
have truly enjoyed it. Don't miss it! I will be writing a newsletter
to be included with the registration packet at the section meeting,
and I need your help providing highlights of your activities. Please
have one of your club members send a brief summary to email@example.com.
Your responses are highly appreciated.
If you have any questions about the information above, please
feel free to contact me.
Mike Dobranski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Chapters Coordinator
Some available hotels are listed here.
DirectionsDirections can be found here.
Future KYMAA MeetingsOur schedule of hosts for future
section meetings is:
|March 25-26, 2011
||Eastern Kentucky University |
||(Your school's name here?)|
Please contact any officer of KYMAA if you would interested in
hosting a future meeting.
Meeting Program & AbstractsThe information at the
following links will be complete on March 8:
The meeting program can be found at: Program for the 2010 Annual Meeting of KYMAA
The abstracts for talks can be found at: Abstracts for the 2010 Annual
Meeting of KYMAA (docx) (pdf)
Kentucky Section NExT
The KYMAA is soliciting applications for the 2010 installment of
the KYNExT program!
Modeled after the National Project NExT, the mission of the
Kentucky Section NExT (New Experiences in Teaching), is to support
soon-to-be, newly-minted, and recent-but-untenured Ph.D.s in the
mathematical sciences (including all areas of mathematics,
statistics, operations research, and mathematics education) in their
role as mathematics faculty. In particular, the goal of KYNExT is to
foster and enhance all aspects of an academic career: high-quality
teaching and learning of mathematics, productive research and
scholarship, and meaningful professional activities.
The KYNExT program will immediately precede the annual KYMAA
spring meeting, beginning the evening before and ending just as the
KYMAA meeting commences. This year's program includes inspiring
presentations by award winning faculty from Kentucky and beyond, as
well as panel discussions on discovering one's teaching style and on
balancing responsibilities and activities beyond teaching.
To these ends, KYNExT seeks applications from any and all
untenured mathematics faculty and mathematics graduate students who
anticipate graduating with a Ph.D. by Fall 2011. KYNExT is intended
to be a two-year program, so selection will favor applicants who are
able to demonstrate a two-year commitment.
Please submit applications to Mike Dobranski at email@example.com
by Monday, March 1st. We anticipate that review of applications will
be completed no later than March 12th. A complete application will
- A brief personal statement (two-page maximum, one-page
preferred) describing your approach to teaching and learning
mathematics, and what you expect to gain from participating in
- A short (one-page) vitae, which should include contact
information, education and employment history, teaching
experience, and research interests.
- A statement of support from your chair or dean indicating a
- Support or coordinate your release from teaching and other
responsibilities on Friday, March 26, 2010 and Friday, March 25,
- Pay for registration; Friday night lodging, if needed; and
Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch, for the KYMAA
Annual Meetings in Spring 2010 at the University of Kentucky in
Lexington, and in Spring 2011 at Eastern Kentucky University in
Richmond, estimated to be $100 to $150 per meeting for faculty
staying overnight. Note that KYNExT funds will cover all costs
of attending the KYNExT program itself, including Thursday night
lodging, if needed; and breakfast and lunch on Friday, which is
provided at the KYNExT meeting.