Pi Mu Epsilon Events

PME Council Meeting, Thursday, 8:00–11:30 am

AMS - PME Student Poster Session, organized by Chad Awtrey, Samford University, Paul Fishback, Grand Valley State University, and Eric Ruggieri, College of the Holy Cross; Friday,10:30 am–12:00 pm and 3:30–5:00 pm. These sessions feature research done by undergraduate students. First-year graduate students are eligible to present if their research was completed while they were still undergraduates. Research by high school students can be accepted if the research was conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at a post-secondary institution.

Appropriate content for a poster includes, but is not limited to, a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, or a method of solution to an applied problem. Purely expository material is not appropriate for this session.

Participants should submit an abstract through the JMM abstract submission portal by September 21; notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by approximately October 12. Questions regarding this session should be directed to Chad Awtrey, cawtrey@samford.edu, Paul Fishback, fishbacp@mail.gvsu.edu, or Eric Ruggieri, eruggier@holycross.edu.

Pi Mu Epsilon Panel: What Every Student Should Know about the JMM, organized by Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University and Tom Wakefield, Youngstown State University; this panel is offered at two timeslots Wednesday, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm and Thursday, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm. Navigating a large conference can be overwhelming, even for those who have previously attended such an event. Panelists will provide guidance for students attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings, including answers to some common questions: How do I get the most out of the program? What sessions are especially for students? What other events should I be on the lookout for? Will I understand any of the invited addresses or should I not bother attending them? If I am presenting a poster, where do I go to set it up? How can I get some cool, free math stuff? Students and their faculty mentors are encouraged to attend. Panelists are Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University and Tom Wakefield, Youngstown State University. This panel is sponsored by Pi Mu Epsilon.

Pi Mu Epsilon Panel: So, you’re thinking about attending graduate school?, organized by Chad Awtrey, Samford University and Paul Fishback, Grand Valley State University; Friday, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm. If you’re thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics or have already decided to do so, you likely have many questions. For example, “Is graduate school right for me? What do I look for in a graduate program? How difficult is the transition from studying mathematics as an undergraduate to doing so at the graduate level? What steps can I take to be a successful student and to make my graduate school experience a positive one?” In this panel discussion, you’ll get answers to these questions and many more, when you hear from three individuals at various stages of the graduate careers, as well as a recent Ph.D mathematician. Expect an informative session with ample time for questions and answers. Panelists are Michael Bush, University of Delaware, Jose Garcia, University of New Mexico, Sarah Patterson, Virginia Military Institute, and Brittany Story, Colorado State University. Moderated by Paul Fishback, Grand Valley State University. This panel is sponsored by Pi Mu Epsilon.

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