Eleventh Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference


Where: The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

When: October 9-10, 2015

What: For the past ten years, undergraduate students have gathered in Huntsville, Tyler, San Antonio, and Nacogdoches to talk about math, play games, and network with students and faculty from around the state of Texas. This year, the TUMC returns to Tyler!


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Registration and abstract submission are now closed. Check out the abstracts and the schedule of contributed talks here.

For more information please contact Dr. David Milan.

Registration and Hotel Information

Students: Student registration cost is $15. This covers pizza on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Note that the registration deadline passed on September 25th. We can not provide hotel accommodations to undergraduates who register after the deadline.

Non-Students (faculty, graduate students, etc.): If you are not a student, registration is $35. Please mail registration checks to the address below. Make checks payable to The University of Texas at Tyler. Registration fees should be postmarked September 25, 2015 or earlier. This registration cost includes lunch on Saturday.

Department of Mathematics c/o Dr. David Milan
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75799

Hotels are not included for non-students, but a block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel below.  Please contact them directly to make your reservations and mention TUMC. The rooms will be held at the conference rate of $69 until September 9.

Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center Tyler
3310 Troup Hwy
Tyler, TX 75701

Invited Speaker and Panel Information

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Chartier, Davidson College

Title: Playing from a Laptop: Sports Analytics

Abstract:  Sports analytics is a growing field. The larger field of data analytics is exploding as a field requiring skills in mathematics and computer science.  What sports projects can be tackled as an undergraduate?  This talk will discuss a variety of projects Dr. Tim Chartier of Davidson College has directed with his students, who have ranged from first years to seniors.  His projects have varied from helping the German National Basketball Team to his own college teams.  He's also aided the NBA, NASCAR, and ESPN.   Learn how to play a sport—as a sports analyst!

Invited Speaker: Dr. Adam McCaffery, NSA

Title: Alice vs. Eve: A Brief History of Cryptography

Abstract: For centuries there have been people trying to communicate secretly, and for almost as long there have been people trying to uncover what's being said in those same secret communications. This talk will give a glimpse into the art and science of making and breaking codes, from simple substitution ciphers all the way through the German Enigma and secure online banking.

Conference Schedule:

All events besides lunch on Saturday take place in the Ratliff Building North (RBN) and Ratliff Building South (RBS). See the campus map.

Friday, October 9, 2015

6:00-7:30 PM


Lobby of RBN

6:30-7:30 PM

Pizza and Games for Students

4th Floor of RBN

Saturday, October 10, 2015

8:00-9:00 AM


Lobby of RBN

9:00-9:55 AM

Contributed Presentations

4024, 4025, 4027, 4034 of RBN

10:00-10:55 AM

Panel Discussion: What Can I Do With a Math Degree?

RBS 2024

11:00-12:15 PM

Welcome and Keynote by Tim Chartier - 
"Playing from a Laptop: Sports Analytics"

RBS 2024

12:15-1:30 PM


University Center Dining Hall

1:30-3:05 PM

Contributed Presentations

4024, 4025, 4027, 4034 of RBN


Invited Address by Adam McCaffery -
"Alice vs. Eve: A Brief History of Cryptography"

RBS 2024


Closing Remarks

RBS 2024

TX NExT Events: RBN 2007

Past Conferences: