Undergraduate Conference Slated for February

The third annual Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (MUMC) will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at the Grand Rapids campus of Grand Valley State University. The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Colin Adams (a.k.a. Mel Slugbate, Williams C), who will speak on Real Estate in Hyperbolic Space. In addition to Dr. Adams' talk, the conference tentatively plans to include undergraduate presentations, a graduate school and career fair, and the game Who Wants to Be a Math Millionaire?, emceed by Edward Aboufadel (GVSU).

Conference information, including posters and registration forms, will be mailed to MAA student chapter advisors and department liaisons by the beginning of December. Other individuals who wish to be added to the mailing list are encouraged to contact student activities coordinator Paul Fishback (GVSU); see contact information on Committees and Appointments. In addition, conference information and on-line registration is available at the conference web site (http://www.gvsu.edu/mathstat/mumc.html).

The mathematics departments and student mathematics organizations at Alma College and GVSU, along with the Michigan Section, will organize and fund this year's conference. At the end of this year, GVSU plans to step down from its role as conference organizer. To ensure that this conference becomes an annual activity of the Section, the Section now seeks departments that are willing to serve as conference planners for the future. For Alma College, GVSU, and Siena Heights University, the present and past MUMC organizers, this commitment has been a coordinated effort involving student mathematics club members and interested faculty from each of the three departments. In addition, each department has made sizable donations to help defray the conference costs.

If faculty and students within your department are interested in serving as an organizer for a future Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, please have them contact Paul Fishback. Even if faculty and students within your department cannot make such a commitment at the present time, any financial contribution that your department can make toward this year's conference is very much appreciated.

Back to the Fall Newsletter

This page is maintained by Earl D. Fife