Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)
Contributed Paper Sessions
Pi Mu Epsilon Contributed Paper Sessions on Research by Undergraduates, organized by Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University, and Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University; Thursday, 1:00–5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. These sessions provide a venue for undergraduate students to deliver podium presentations that are either purely expository in nature or based on original research. First-year graduate students are eligible to present if their research was completed while they were still undergraduates. High school students are eligible to present if their research was conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at a post-secondary institution. Presenters need not be members of any particular mathematics or honorary society.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture, Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan, Mobilizing Mathematics for the Fight Against Cancer, Friday, 2:15 p.m.
AMS-PME Student Poster Session, organized by Chad Awtrey, Samford University, and Frank Patane, Samford University; Friday, 12:00–1:30 p.m. and 3:30–5:00 p.m. 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.
PME Panel: What Every Student Should Know about the JMM, organized by Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University, Stephanie Edwards, Hope College, and Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University; Wednesday, 1:00–2:30 p.m. and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Navigating a large conference can be overwhelming, even for those who have previously attended such an event. Common questions may include: 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? How can I get some cool, free math stuff? Students and their faculty mentors are encouraged to attend. The panelists will be: Jennifer Beineke, Western New England; Dominic Cugliari, Hope College; and Eli Edwards-Parker, Hope College. The moderator will be Stephane Edwards, Hope College. This panel is sponsored by the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society.
Undergraduate Student Reception, Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. A community-building event open to all undergraduate students and their supporters. Join us for activities, games, food, and fun. Organized by AMS and Pi Mu Epsilon, with funding from an AMS donor.