Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA
Registration Now Open for the
Pikes Peak Regional
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (PPRUMC)!!
To be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Colorado College.
Please consult the
flyer or visit the
conference website for schedule and detailed information.
The focus of this annual conference is giving undergraduate mathematics
students an opportunity to present their research and expository projects
in a professional setting. Students from the Pikes Peak region and beyond
are encouraged to present in the areas of mathematics, mathematics
education and the history of mathematics. Topics could include the
results of classroom or independent study, as well as REU or other
research projects. Students who do not present are also encouraged
to attend, and learn more about the mathematics profession, including
graduate school and career opportunities.
Our keynote speaker is Janet Barnett from Colorado State
University—Pueblo. Janet will give a talk entitled Mission
Impossible? The quest for algebraic roots and the making of modern
group theory. (Follow this
link to read Barnett's
A pre-conference social gathering hosted by the CC chapter of SIAM
will take place on Friday February 24 from 6pm to 8pm.
Please, encourage your students to register as soon as possible –
the deadline is Friday February 10. The
online registration form
( direct link at
includes registration for the conference as well as for the pre-conference
social event, and also an abstract submission form.
Again, more information can be found on the
flyer and the
Any questions can be directed to
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We hope to see many of you at CC in February!!
We need your help!
2017 Call for Officer Candidates
The Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA needs you!
We are seeking members to serve as
Please contact Heidi Keck
if you are interested in serving in one of these roles. Descriptions follow.
The Chair-Elect is an elected
position voted on during the spring business meeting. The person serves
a one year term and then becomes the section Chair for two years and
serves as Past-Chair for an additional year for a total of a four year
commitment. The first year the person will:
attend all Executive Committee Meetings,
act in place of Chairperson if that officer cannot fulfill his/her position,
serve on Program Committee,
chair the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee.
The Secretary/Treasurer is also
an elected position voted on during the spring business meeting. This
is a three year term with these duties:
Making all the officers aware of their duties.
Assisting officers in the performance of their duties.
Responsible for Section funds and preparation of reports.
Responsible for preparing and distributing minutes of all Section and
Executive Committee meetings.
Help with call-for-papers and other mailings.
Preparation and distribution of Section Newsletter
Archivist for Section.
Serve on Program Committee
Handle details not assigned to other officers.
Serve as co-signer for bank account once one is past secretary.
Secretary/Treasurer is assisted by the section newsletter
editor, the web page editor, the book sales coordinator, and the awards
The Awards Coordinator is an appointed position. This
person assists with Distinguished Teaching Awards given by the section
and will perform these tasks:
serves at the pleasure of and works closely with the secretary/treasurer,
provides up to date information to the section on the nomination process,
forms, and deadlines for each award,
is encouraged to actively recruit nominations from section members,
is responsible for gathering the nomination materials and keeping track of
eligibility of the nominees (this especially relevant for ECTA),
tracks the nominations that are resubmitted for consideration,
provides all materials to the awards committee along with any evaluation
rubrics to aid with evaluation,
is responsible for ordering the trophies and getting the plaques to the next
section meeting, and
assists with improving nomination packets submitted for national teaching
The Awards Coordinator is not a member of the Executive Committee
or the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee deliberates and makes a
recommendation to the Executive Committee. Once the Executive Committee
finalizes awards the Awards Coordinator is informed of the decision.