Spring 2021 MAA-NJ Online Section Meeting

Saturday, April 17, 2021


The Spring 2021 MAA-NJ Section Meeting
will be held as an on-line Zoom meeting on Saturday, April 17

We are planning to have invited speakers, a workshop, paper sessions (including student paper sessions) and more.

2021 Spring Meeting Info Here

Invited Speakers:

Speaker: Sarah Charlton, Applied Mathematics Development Program, NSA
Topic: Distributed Multi-Armed Bandits with Cost Constraints

Speaker: Tim Chartier, Davidson College
Topic: Get in the Game: Math and Sports Analytics

Contributed Paper Sessions for the Spring 2021 MAA-NJ Meeting:

We are seeking abstracts for review for the Contributed Paper Sessions (CPS)
for the Spring 2021 MAA on-line meeting.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration for any of the sessions listed
below is April 2.

General Contributed Paper Session:
Organized by Kathy Turrisi, Centenary University.
Send abstracts to Kathy Turrisi at Kathy.Turrisi@centenaryuniversity.edu
In the subject of the email, please write "NJMAA-General Contributed Paper Session, Spring 2021"

MAA-NJ Contributed Paper Session (CPS) may focus on any aspect of mathematics. Examples include
expository mathematics, connections within mathematics or between mathematics and other disciplines,
the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, or mathematical pedagogy. The CPS committee seeks and
encourages proposals that will contribute toward a well-balanced and scholarly program that represents
the MAA's mission.

Online Teaching:
Organized by Kathy Turrisi, Centenary University.
Send abstracts to Kathy.Turrisi@centenaryuniversity.edu
In subject of the email, please write: "Teaching Online Abstract for NJ MAA Spring 2021"

The Online Teaching session is for sharing techniques (successful and unsuccessful)
for teaching any level of mathematics in a virtual format. This can include
synchronous and asynchronous online classes, hybrid classes, and other virtual formats.
Submissions can pertain to individual courses, entire programs, online learning tools,
and multimedia/collaboration tools. Research studies on effectiveness of teaching
mathematics online are also welcome.

Mathematicians AND... Social Justice, Inclusion, Ethics.:
Organized by Dawn Nelson, Saint Peter's University.

Let's celebrate our efforts to support and enhance our communities. This session is
devoted to classroom practices, co-curricular activities, departmental strategies, and
research that focus on social issues, broadly construed. We welcome presentations on
diversity and inclusion; social justice activities and courses; and ethical issues in the
mathematical sciences.
Please send abstracts to dnelson1@saintpeters.edu.

Call For Student Presentations:
We invite undergraduate students to present either a short talk or a poster at the Garden State
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (GSUMC) during the 2021 Spring NJ-MAA section
meeting. The posters and talks may address original research or can be expository.
Please fill out the following form to register:

The Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference is held in conjunction with the MAA-NJ
Spring Meeting. It includes poster and oral presentation sessions for undergraduate students,
as well as a team mathematics-problem competition. To volunteer, contact:

Deepak Bal   deepak.bal@montclair.edu,
Lee Collins   collinsn@rowan.edu, or
Ik Jae Lee   leei@rowan.edu

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development
program for relatively new college-level faculty sponsored by the Mathematical
Association of America (MAA).

Information about the New Jersey section of NExT (NJ-NExT) is available at:

Nominate a good teacher for the New Jersey MAA section's teaching award.
Nominations should be sent to the Section secretary, Elizabeth Uptegrove, at uptegrovee@felician.edu

Spread the word
Do you have interesting math facts, information, photos, etc. to share? Send them to our
social media coordinator, Grace Cook at: maanj.socialmedia@gmail.com

Check out the upcoming events at:  

An interesting video about the history and function of Mathematical Reviews:

An Introduction to Mathematical Reviews

The web page for Mathematical Reviews (which includes the aformentioned video) can be found at:

Upcoming National Meetings:

MAA MathFest 2021 is scheduled to be held in Sacramento, CA, August 4-7, 2021.

Please direct your questions and suggestions regarding MAA-NJ official website to Dirck Uptegrove at dirckupt@gmail.com