IU East to host Indiana Mathematics Association of America Conference

March 8th, 2013

Indiana University East will host the Spring Conference of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America March 22-23.

Invited speakers include Ivars Peterson, MAA director of Publications and Communication, presenting “The Jungles of Randomness;” and Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton and MAA Project NExT Director, who will present “Sequences of Polygons.”

IU East faculty will present talks as well during the conference including Mort Seddighin, professor of mathematics, Markus Pomper, associate professor of mathematics, Young You, assistant professor of mathematics, and Neil Sabine, interim dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics and associate professor of biology. IU East Interim Chancellor Larry Richards will give the welcoming address.

“This conference brings mathematics faculty and students from across the state together to exchange ideas on research,” Seddighin said.

In addition to the speakers and workshops, the Indiana College Mathematics Competition will be held during the conference from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22. The competition includes an estimated 27 teams from colleges and universities throughout the state of Indiana.

The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics being accessible at the undergraduate level. Members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level.

The registration deadline is March 17 to attend the conference. The deadline to submit papers for the conference is March 15. More information is available at http://sections.maa.org/indiana.

For more information please contact the MAA representative Mort Seddighin, professor of mathematics at IU East, by calling (765) 973-8268 or email mseddigh@iue.edu.

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