Mathematics Association of America
Southern California-Nevada Section

Student News

Links for Students and their Advisors

Technically Speaking
A website featuring a series of video vignettes aimed at helping students improve their oral communication skills

Careers in Mathematics
A website to help you find a career in the diverse field of mathematics.

Find more treasures on the MAA Student Pages

Visit the MAA site for undergraduate students. Student members of the MAA get benefits like

  • Math Horizons, an engaging full-color magazine written especially for students
  • FOCUS Newsletter with current mathematical news and articles
  • Add optional expository journals like Mathematics Magazine to your membership for an additional fee.
  • Student programs/competitions at section meetings and national MathFest meetings
  • Note your MAA membership on job resumes and graduate school applications
  • Enrollment in your regional MAA section, where you can catch up with professors and other mathematics students, hear some good talks about mathematics, give a talk or present a poster yourself or participate in a special session for students.

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The Students' Column

Section Meeting!

Plan to attend the Spring 2017 Meeting. Enter a poster in the Student Poster Session!

Meetings and Conferences

Meetings are attended by people who share your interest in mathematics. There may be a variety of activities: talks on interesting topics, book sales, panels, presentations of research projects done by fellow students. Our section keeps students in mind when planning meeting events: give the Spring Meeting a try! It will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 at CSU Northridge and will include fun talks and a Student Poster Session. For details and registration, see the 2017 Spring Meeting website in early February.

Student Poster Contest!

Consider presenting a poster at our Spring 2017 Meeting! Student poster presenters receive free registration and lunch at the meeting (up to two presenters per poster). More importantly, they share their work with the wider mathematical community, receiving recognition, feedback, and further ideas. And they develop their communication skills and gain a resume item. Undergraduate and Masters students are invited to submit a poster. The deadline will be in mid-late March. Topic ideas follow.

  • Results of masters thesis, honors, senior, or independent study projects;
  • Results of classroom projects or modeling contests;
  • Results of REUs and academic-year research programs;
  • Historical investigations in pure or applied mathematics;
  • Solutions of problems from the Putnam Exam or from the American Mathematical Monthly, Math Horizons, or other journals.
MAA Players

Students and faculty from California State University, San Bernardino, traveled to the MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Fall 2011 Meeting at California State University, Los Angeles. Top row, left to right: David Gomez, Marcos Reyes, Veronica Chavez, Jessica Luna, Ahmed Kamel. Front row, left to right: Janna Newman, Min-Lin Lo, Michelle Lopez, Jose Lopez, Enedina Ramos, Jessenia Padilla. (Photo: Janet Beery)

Stretch Your Learning!

The MAA Undergraduate Page is a great resource.

Did you know you could spend several weeks this summer pursuing research under the guidance of a mentor near or far … while having your travel costs and room and board covered … and even receive a stipend to offset your usual summer job earnings? Check out the REU section of the MAA Undergraduate Page. (Don’t wait: most application deadlines are in February and March.) And spend some time with the other information on this page – opportunities to consider abound.

So Cal-NV Students at the Joint Meetings

The Southern California – Nevada Section was well represented by students at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Jan. 6 – 9, 2016. Many presented their work in the Student Poster Session there; others gave oral presentations in some of the many sessions of invited and contributed talks, while others attended graduate school fairs, panels, networking sessions, and many talks. All who presented are worthy of congratulations: the facts that your advisor(s) approved your entry and it was accepted to be presented are in themselves accomplishments.

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