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PNW MAA Section Meeting

April 20–22 2018 at Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Meeting Website

The dates of the PNW MAA Annual Section Meeting usually rotate through a three-year cycle. Two of the three years, the meeting is held in spring (typically April) at a location relatively close to the section's center (in terms of population density, not geographic area). Every third year, the meeting is held in early summer (typically June) at a location closer to the periphery.

Tentative Speakers & Minicourses for 2018 Meeting

  • Colin Adams, Williams College
  • Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College
  • Kathryn Leonard, CSU Channel Islands

Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium

October 14 2017 at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Meeting Website

The PNW Section provides support for the annual Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS).

The Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS) is a regional mathematics conference providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their mathematical research and projects.This year NUMS is being held twice, as it transitions from a spring to a fall meeting. The fall meeting will occur at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, on Saturday, October 14, 2017. In addition to student talk sessions, we will feature two keynote speakers: Allison Henrich from Seattle University, and Emilie Purvine from Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

All students and faculty attending the conference must register, following the link to the left. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. We're sorry that we can't provide any travel support.

Mathematical Matters

March 2018
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The PNW section compiles two editions of Mathematical Matters published each year: one in Spring and one in Fall. Submissions are accepted by the Newsletter Editor, Kelly McKinnie, at any time. Submissions by late October usually make it into the Fall Newsletter while those by late February usually make it into the Spring Newsletter. The most recent newsletter is posted here, older versions can be found in the Mathematical Matters Archive.


April 5–9, registration will be open in early March.
Kryptos Website

The PNW MAA Section provides support for the annual Kryptos cryptology contest for students. It occurs in early April of each year.

Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations

October 28 2017: Nominating Materials Due | January 2018: Complete Materials Due

Initial nominating materials (the first page of the Nomination Form) are usually due to the Section Secretary/Treasurer, Tom McKenzie, in late October of each year. Complete materials are usually due from selected semi-finalists in early January of the following year.

PNW Math Clubs

There is a Facebook page for PNW Math Clubs.

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In the Events section, you can find an Online Calendar of recent and upcoming events. There is also New Events Submission form. The calendar features an RSS feed if you prefer to get your information in that format.
Much of the section’s activities center around the annual meeting. Information about upcoming and past meetings can be found on these pages. I am trying to make past meeting homepages and programs available in pdf format. If you have electronic or hard copy versions of these items, please send them my way and I will try to get them posted.
I am collecting as much historical information about the section as possible on these pages. Currently, I have a Historical Narrative, an archive of Newsletters and pages where you can search for Award Recipients and Officers of the section.
This section of the site includes information about the PNW regional Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) . This is a professional development program for new college-level faculty interested in “improving the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.” Information about application deadlines and eligbility criteria can be found here.
This section of the site refers to the administration of the section. You can find the current By-laws and Officers of the section here. This is also where any guidelines or advising documents are placed.
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