Fourteenth Annual
Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

For the past thirteen years, undergraduate students have gathered in Huntsville, Tyler, San Antonio, and Beaumont to talk about math, play games, and network with students and faculty from around the state of Texas. This year, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX will host this exciting conference!

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Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration and abstract submission are now available!

Click here for registration; the deadline to register is October 9, 2018.

Click here for abstract submission; the deadline for abstract submission is October 19, 2018 (note that the abstract submission deadline is after the registration deadline).

Hotel Information


Students will be provided rooms by the conference. Students will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nacogdoches on the night of November 2. Breakfast and WiFi are included at the hotel. Students will need to provide a credit card for incidentals at check-in but the conference will pay for student hotel room rate.


Faculty may reserve rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nacogdoches using the Group Code SFF to get a rate of $95 for the night of November 2; breakfast and WiFi are included at the hotel. We also have a block of rooms for faculty at The Fredonia Hotel, and reservations can be made using this link. Texas Section NExT social events are likely to be at the Fredonia Hotel. Faculty rooms at the Fredonia are $129 and breakfast is not included.

Main Speakers

Our main speakers are Talitha Washington of NSF/Howard University and Matt Hoffman of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Talitha Washington is a mathematician and professor at Howard University. After completing her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Spelman College, she went on to earn a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Connecticut. She enjoys applying mathematics to understand and solve real-world problems, as well as the development of nonstandard finite difference schemes to numerically solve dynamical systems. Learn more about her at www.talithawashington.com.

Dr. Matthew Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology and the Director of RIT's Master of Science program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing from the University of Maryland and was a postdoc in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hoffman's research involves the integration of data with mathematical models in wide-ranging applications including forecasting the flow of the Chesapeake Bay, tracking vehicles through complex urban environments, understanding cardiac arrhythmias, and modeling plastic in the Great Lakes.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, November 2, 2018

6:00 - 7:00 PM Registration STEM Building
6:30 - 8:00 PM Student Games (food provided) STEM Building

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast STEM Building Atrium
8:30 - 9:45 AM Welcome and Invited Address Kennedy Auditorium
10:00 - 11:00 AM Student Presentations STEM Building
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Session I STEM Building
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch STEM Building
1:30 - 2:30 PM Keynote Address Kennedy Auditorium
2:45 - 3:30 PM Breakout Session II STEM Building
3:45 - 4:45 PM Student Presentations STEM Building

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Nick Long with specific inquiries about the conference.