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Fall 2015 SoCal-Nev Section Meeting

Continue the celebration of the MAA's 100th birthday at the
Joint meeting with the MAA Golden Section

When? Saturday, November 14, 2015
Where? Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Invited Addresses

  • Frank Farris, Santa Clara University
    Symmetry as Analysis (not Algebra)
  • Daphne Liu, California State University, Los Angeles, 2015 MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Distinguished Teaching Award winner
    Density of Integral Sequences with Forbidden Differences and Its Relations to Graph Coloring
  • Pat McKeague, Owner, MathTV.com and XYZ Textbooks
    A Spiritual Side to Mathematics?

Expect lots of fun at the upcoming joint meeting of the Southern California-Nevada Section and the Golden Section at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Saturday November 14, 2015. Celebrating the centennial of the MAA and the 90th anniversary of the Southern California Section of the MAA, we’ll have plenary speakers Pat McKeague, Daphne Liu, and Frank Farris, as well as contributed paper sessions featuring both faculty and students.

Consider spending an extra day or two to explore the California central coast. The region is renowned for fine dining and over 250 beautiful wineries. Tourist attractions include Hearst Castle, the elephant seal rookery in San Simeon, Morro Rock, Montaña de Oro, Carrizo Plain, two California missions, lovely beaches, and the Madonna Inn. Hiking and biking are popular throughout the county, and there are many opportunities for water sports and boat tours.

There is a regional airport and an Amtrak train station in San Luis Obispo, but the drive along the coast to SLO is beautiful traveling north or south. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo that you can reserve on a first-come, first-served basis.

More registration, hotel information and contributed paper session details will be available soon.

Did you know...

...that the SoCalNv Section of the MAA had its first meeting in 1925? Read about SoCalNv MAA Section History (pdf) in this article written for the Spring 2000 meeting program by Ernie Solheid.

Help Write Our Section History!

Do you have a special memory of an MAA Southern California Section meeting, event, or personality? Please share it with Ernie Solheid esolheid @ fullerton.edu.

Call for Teaching Award Nominations

We are now accepting preliminary nominations for the MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Visit our Teaching Awards page for more information.

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