The annual meeting of the Pacific
Northwest Section of the MAA will be held Thursday through Saturday,
June 19-21, 2003 at Whitman College in Walla
For the most up-to-date meeting
We are delighted to have
Charles W. Groetsch of the
University of Cincinnati as an invited speaker. Dr. Groetsch’s
research centers on inverse problems. He is the author of several books
and papers in this area and is a recipient of the MAA’s George Polya
Award. He has directed an NSF Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop
on the mathematics of inverse problems, MAA minicourses on inverse
problems in the undergraduate classroom, and an NSF curriculum project on
inverse problems for undergraduates.
Allan Rossman and
Beth Chance from California Polytechnic
University, San Luis Obispo will also join us as invited speakers and will
conduct a minicourse on Saturday afternoon. Rossman & Chance specialize in
undergraduate statistics education and frequently run workshops on
teaching introductory statistics with active learning. Their current work
includes an NSF funded project to develop a data-oriented, active learning
post-calculus introduction to statistical concepts, methods, and theory.
They are also co-editors of Stats magazine and co-authors of the
popular Workshop Statistics series of textbooks.
Mike Beanland, Senior
Engineer with Triaxis Engineering in Corvallis, OR, will give an invited
talk about the Stateline windfarm power plant.
In addition to the statistics minicourse by Rossman
& Chance, there will be a minicourse entitled
“Visual Linear Algebra” organized by Eric
Schulz of Walla Walla Community College on Thursday afternoon.
Contributed Paper Sessions
There are currently four contributed paper sessions
planned, including sessions on undergraduate
research (Chair: Jennifer Firkins, Linfield College,
teaching innovations in multivariable and vector
calculus courses (Chair: Stuart Boersma, Cental Washington
research papers by early career faculty
(Chair: Shannon Overbay, Gonzaga,
firstname.lastname@example.org), and a general
session (Chair TBA). There is still room for one additional
session topic; if you have an idea for a session or would like to
volunteer to chair the general session, please contact Albert Schueller as
soon as possible (email@example.com).
Additional Meeting Information
The annual PNW Project NExT workshop will be held on
Thursday. For information, see the Project NExT article
in this newsletter or contact Jenny McNulty at
Complete meeting information including online
registration and electronic abstract submission will be available at
There is currently little available on the website, but more will be added
as it is available.
For other question or meeting information, please contact one of the