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AMS and NSA Conference on

Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

September 2830, 2006

The Westin O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois

A conference organized for the purpose of gathering and sharing information on successful models for undergraduate research in mathematics, in order to explore new ways to establish more research opportunities for undergraduates and to bring the most talented students into research level mathematics.


The current program is available for your review.


Special Note: Due to space and funding limitations for this conference, we are no longer accepting registrations; however, those mathematicians who wish to participate but have not received an invitation are still welcome to request that they be put on the waiting list. Mathematicians who wish to be put on the waiting list should send a letter to purm-conf@ams.org discussing their interest in involving undergraduates in research and indicating how they might benefit or contribute to the conference

All participants must register with the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) by August 14, 2006.  To register, please send email to mmsb@ams.org and give the following information:

full name, address, phone #, affiliation (for badge), and email address (if different than the one appearing in your message)

An acknowledgment of your registration will be sent to you by email from the MMSB.

Funded participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Travel expenses, including air and ground transportation, will be reimbursed after the conference. Lodging expenses, including room fee and tax, for the nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday (if necessary), along with meals from dinner on Thursday, September 28 through lunch on Saturday, September 30, 2006 will be covered by funding from the National Security Agency. Conference participants will be responsible for any extraneous expenses, such as phone calls.


Only registered participants can make sleeping room reservations at the following hotel. Reservations must be made through the MMSB by calling 1-800-321-4267 Ext. 4143 or 4144 OR by sending email to mmsb@ams.org. Reservations cannot be made directly with the hotel. The AMS has negotiated the following room rates.

The Westin O'Hare
6100 River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018
Single $139/Double $139, 13% tax
Cutoff date for reservations with the MMSB: September 5, 2006

Please also let the MMSB know if you DO NOT need housing.

Local Information

Please see http://www.rosemont.com/ for maps, references to restaurants, and other local information. 


Rosemont is located only five minutes from Chicago O'Hare airport.   The Westin O'Hare Hotel has a complimentary airport shuttle for guests.  If you are arriving on a domestic flight, please go to the bus shuttle center, located one level below the baggage claim area.  Wait at door 3.  The shuttle runs every 20 minutes starting on the hour from 5 a.m. - midnight.  If you are arriving after those hours, you must call the hotel to request the shuttle.  If you are arriving on an international flight, please call the hotel to request the shuttle, and wait at door 5E. 

General Driving directions:

From East:  Take Interstate 90 West to I-190 West towards O'Hare. Exit onto River Road and at the end of the ramp go left at the light. Go two blocks and you will see the Westin O'Hare Hotel on the left.
From Chicago O'Hare International Airport: Take Interstate 90 East and exit onto River Road going north. Follow the exit around and take River Road to the second stop light. The Westin O'Hare Hotel is on the left side of the street.
From North: Take Interstate 294 South to Interstate 190 West. Exit at Mannheim Road North to Higgins Road. Turn right and proceed straight through 3 lights to Desplains River Road. Turn right again and the Westin O'Hare Hotel is on the right.
From South: Take Interstate 294 North to I-190 West towards O'Hare. Go through the toll booth and get in the right hand lane to exit onto River Road. Go left onto River Road and the next left is into the Westin O'Hare Hotel.


The weather forecast for DesPlaines, IL (60018)  is generally appropriate.


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08/21/2006 ,POP

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