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2021 Texas Section Meeting - Update!

The MAA Texas Section Executive Committee, together with our host Collin College, would like you to join us for the 101st meeting of the Texas Section. The one-day conference will occur on Friday, April 9, 2021.

We are excited to feature distinguished speakers Dr. Barbara Shipman, UT Arlington, Dr. Katie Anders, UT Tyler, Dr. Brandilyn Stigler, SMU, providing the student forum, and Dr. Erich Schulz, Washington State University. The day's schedule will also include student and faculty contributed talks, a math careers panel, graduate fair, section awards, and a student problem solving event.

Contributed talks will be pre-recorded and submitted via YouTube link to the conference website by March 26th. Talks will be played by moderators in breakout rooms during special session periods on the day of the event. Talks will be at most twelve minutes in length, and the format could include a live-action recording of the talk, voice-over beamer or PowerPoint, or even voice-over poster. The presenter should plan on being available to field questions from the audience in the three minutes following their presentation. Awards will be presented for exemplary student talks. The abstract submission form should be available soon!

The conference will be free for individuals to attend, however we would ask that you pre-register by April 2. Upon registration you will be provided a password to access the conference. The registration form should also be available soon!

Although it will be an online conference, in order to encourage student participation, the departments that are already meeting face-to-face might consider hosting a "semi-virtual" experience. The idea is to provide a safe space and possibly a boxed lunch for your faculty and students to enjoy the day together in a socially distanced setting at your own school. Other than the contributed talks, the conference will take place in a single online webinar room that could be projected for all to participate together. Schools expecting a large number of attendees might consider breakout rooms for running multiple contributed talks.

In lieu of individual registration fees, for those departments that are able, a donation of $50 or $100 would be very appreciated by the Executive Committee to help in covering annual section expenses normally covered by conference fees. Checks may be sent to Dr. David Hendricks, ACU Box 28012, Abilene, TX, 79699-8012. Please submit this form with your contribution.

It's been a long time, we look forward to seeing you all!