![MAA Michigan and MichMATYC logo](MAA_MichMATYC.png) ## Welcome The Hillsdale College Mathematics Department is honored to host the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Michigan Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MichMATYC). The meeting will take place Friday-Saturday, April 1-2. The meeting will begin around 2 pm on Friday and continue until around 5 pm on Saturday. On Saturday, the 2016 Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference will be held concurrently with the Michigan Section meeting. There will be sessions of talks by undergraduates and special events targeted toward students. ## Schedule - [**Brief schedule of talks and events**](2016_Spring_annual_meeting_schedule.pdf) - [**Full program of talks, abstracts, and events**](2016_Spring_annual_meeting_program.pdf) The first talk will be at 2:15 pm on Friday, April 1, and the on-site registration table will open one hour before. The opening plenary talk on Saturday, April 2 will be at 8:45 am. Depending on the number of contributed talks, the conference will run until 4 pm or 5 pm on Saturday. There will be four plenary lectures, each around 50 minutes in length, and four local invited addresses, each around 35 minutes in length. The meeting will also feature parallel sessions of 20 minute contributed talks, where faculty and students are invited to present their mathematical research and teaching innovation techniques. Speakers, titles, and abstracts for all talks will be posted shortly before the meeting, and a printed program will be given to each conference attendee. A special ceremony will take place at the Friday Banquet where the Section MAA awards will be presented. The Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference will take place on Saturday, April 2, in parallel with the Spring Meeting. Some of the contributed talk breakout rooms will house talks by undergraduate students. There will be a free pizza lunch for undergraduate attendees (free advance registration required). ## Deadlines - Friday, February 26: Submit abstracts for contributed talks - Friday, March 11: Submit abstracts for undergraduate talks - Wednesday, March 23: Register to be included in the meal count - Tuesday, March 29: Students register for free pizza luncheon - Friday-Saturday, April 1-2: Days of the conference and on-site registration ## Plenary Speakers - [**Alissa Crans**](http://myweb.lmu.edu/acrans/) (Loyola Marymount University) - [**Karen Smith**](http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~kesmith/) (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) - [**Tensia Soto Johnson**](http://www.unco.edu/nhs/mathsci/facstaff/soto/) (University of Northern Colorado) - [**Martin Golubitsky**](https://people.mbi.ohio-state.edu/golubitsky.4/) (Ohio State University) ## Local Invited Speakers - [**Cam McLeman**](http://homepages.umflint.edu/~mclemanc/) (University of Michigan-Flint) - [**Christine Phelps**](https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/cst/math/Pages/Christine-Phelps.aspx) (Central Michigan University) - [**David Murphy**](http://hillsdalesites.org/personal/dmurphy/) (Hillsdale College) - [**Andrew Ross**](http://people.emich.edu/aross15/) (Eastern Michigan University) ## Contributed Talks To contribute a talk, please send abstracts via e-mail to Gavin LaRose at [**glarose@umich.edu**](mailto:glarose@umich.edu) with "MAA contributed talk" in the subject line. Talks may focus on any subject related to mathematics: mathematical scholarship, expository mathematics, or issues related to curriculum or pedagogy in the collegiate classroom. Talks should be 20 minutes in length, including a few minutes for questions. Your abstract submission must include the talk title, abstract, your name, affiliation, home or office address, phone number, e-mail address, and any equipment needs for your presentation. If you have any questions, please contact Gavin LaRose. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, February 26, 2016. Undergraduate abstracts may be submitted until Friday, March 11, 2016. Abstracts received after the deadlines will be considered as space permits. ## TeMaCC Workshop [**TeMaCC (Teaching Mathematics Content Courses)**](http://www.temacc.org), a special interest group of the [**MI-AMTE**](http://amte.net/affiliate/michigan-association-mathematics-teacher-educators-mi-amte), is organizing a special working group for this conference. The working group will focus on the following questions: - What key pillars of geometry courses for future K-8 teachers might be enhanced by the use of GeoGebra? - What mathematical, pedagogical, and cognitive considerations are there in selecting or designing GeoGebra applets for use in these courses? The group will analyze existing GeoGebra applets and collaboratively start work on their own. Both experienced and novice GeoGebra users are welcome and encouraged to participate. They hope to foster a discussion and collaboration that will continue beyond the end of the conference. Interested participants should sign-up for the working group at the following website: [**http://www.temacc.org/geogebra-working-group**](http://www.temacc.org/geogebra-working-group) and you can use the following [**flyer to advertise this workshop**](https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0ZW1hY2NtaWNoaWdhbnxneDoyZjdlNTJkNGRiY2RkYmVj). ## Social Events, Meals, and Honors The awards ceremony at the Friday evening banquet and most social events involve shared meals. Our caterer (Bon Appetit) will provide the following: - Friday evening (5:30-6:30): Social hour with light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Cost included in registration. - Friday evening (6:30): Awards banquet, plenary speaker, and cash bar. Choice of chicken ($23), vegetarian ($23), or filet mignon ($30) entrees. House salad, roasted green beans, scalloped potatoes, homemade bread with chive butter, chocolate mousse cake. - Saturday morning: Continental breakfast. Assorted pastries, granola bars, fruit with dip, coffee/tea/juice. Included in registration. - Saturday noon: Faculty luncheon. Cold buffet with two salads, premade sandwiches, desserts, beverages ($12). - Saturday noon: Student free pizza lunch (free advance registration required by Tuesday, March 29). ## Hotels We've reserved a block of 36 rooms at the campus hotel (Dow Center), and 25 at the Days Inn. An overview of driving directions and local accommodations is [**here**](http://www.hillsdale.edu/file/maps/Map_FindingYourWay.pdf). - The block of 25 rooms at the Days Inn will be held until 3 weeks in advance (March 11). The rooms are $80, one queen bed, double occupancy. - The block of 36 rooms at the Dow Center will be held until one week in advance (March 25). There are 30 rooms priced at $100, and 6 recently renovated rooms priced at $150. There are a variety of bed types (one king, one queen, two double) in the rooms--don't have a count on each type, but the renovated rooms are split 3/3 between kings and queens. ## Meeting Locations The main building for the conference is the Searle Center, where there will be registration and book tables, space for exhibitors, and a dining hall for the social hour, banquet, luncheon, and plenary talks given during/immediately after the banquet and luncheon. Other plenary talks, and the student pizza lunch, will be in the Dow Center, which is directly adjacent to Searle and in the same building. Local invited speakers and parallel sessions will be in Lane Hall. (See [**here**](http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/directions) for various campus maps with these locations.) ## Registration Please use the [**online registration form**](http://goo.gl/forms/0mkghC8b2I) to register. Registration is needed by **Wednesday, March 23** to be included in the meal count. On-site registration is also possible at the conference on Friday-Saturday, April 1-2. - Everyone who attends the conference must fill out the online registration form or register in person at the conference. - The registration fee is **$30 per person.** Registration is free for K-12 school faculty and for graduate, undergraduate and high school students. - Friday evening's banquet is either **$23 per person for chicken or vegetarian, or $30 per person for filet mignon**. Entrees (for you and your guest, if applicable) should be selected on the registration form. - Saturday lunch is **$12 per person**. A free pizza lunch will be provided for all students. Interested students need to register for the conference and indicate that they will be attending the pizza lunch. Mail registration fees (checks made out to Hillsdale College Math Department) to: > Ryan Hutchinson Hillsdale College Mathematics Department 33 E College St Hillsdale, MI 49242 Thank you if you have sent a check through the mail to pay for your registration and meals. If not, please bring a check with you to the meeting, or inform Dave Gaebler [**dgaebler@hillsdale.edu**](mailto:dgaebler@hillsdale.edu) if your plans to attend the meeting have changed. Please email Dave Gaebler with registration questions. ## Driving Directions and Parking An overview of driving directions is [**here**](http://www.hillsdale.edu/file/maps/Map_FindingYourWay.pdf). Conference attendees are welcome to park in any of the faculty/staff parking lots in addition to the visitor lots. The three lots next to Searle to the north and west (two green and one blue on [**this map**](http://www.hillsdale.edu/file/maps/VisitorsGuideAndMap.pdf)) are recommended. If someone parks in another lot and is ticketed, they should give the ticket to Dave Gaebler, who will take it to the security office to have it canceled. ## Program Committee - Gavin LaRose (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), [**glarose@umich.edu**](mailto:glarose@umich.edu) - David Gaebler (Hillsdale College) - Jan Roy (Montcalm Community College) ## Local Arrangements Committee - David Gaebler (Hillsdale College, chair), [**dgaebler@hillsdale.edu**](mailto:dgaebler@hillsdale.edu) - David Murphy (Hillsdale College)