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## Mathematics at the 2011 SACNAS National Conference
The student poster presentations, held in the exhibit hall, were a highlight of the conference, and there was a record-breaking number of poster presenters-- The following students received awards for mathematics posters: -
**David Jones**(University of California, Merced) -
**Perla Salazar**(Kansas State University) -
**Gabriel Porrata**(University of Puerto Rico) -
**Dayanara Lebron**(Universidad Metropolitana) -
**Mauricio Flores**(University of Texas at Brownsville) -
**Shanise Walker**(University of Georgia) -
**My Huynh**(Arizona State University) -
**George Shakan**(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) -
**Maxsimino Montes**(Sam Houston State University) -
**Bethany Vohlers**(SAS Institute, Inc.)
Here's a video of the student math poster presenters: Many of the mathematicians at the conference served as mentors and poster judges at the 2011 National SACNAS Conference, and several are part of the SACNAS Biography Project.
The AMS gave each student poster presenter a bag with
The Undergraduates and graduates from colleges and universities around the country gathered to discuss mathematics, courses, graduate programs and careers in the mathematical sciences. There was a mentor at each table to answer questions and guide the discussions.
There were
The AMS exhibit drew undergraduate and graduate students, mathematicians, and mentors.
AMS Public Awareness Officers The AMS provided visitors with materials including: - "Women Doing Mathematics" and other posters
- Mathematical Moments in English and Spanish
- information on Headlines & Deadlines for Students
- brochures of resources for high school, undergraduate and graduate math students.
- Modern Mathematics Workshop
- Modern Mathematics Keynote address, "DNA Unkotting and Unlinking, "by Mariel Vazquez
- Mathematics Reception, supported by the NSF Mathematics Institute
- Mathematical Modeling as a Collaborative Discipline
- Obesity in the Hispanic Community: A Statistical Perspective
- Teacher Knowledge, Innovation, and Effective Teaching of Latino and American Indian Students in Mathematics
- Discrete Systems Biology
- Hot Topics in Ecology and Evolution: Climate Change, Conservation Biology, and How to Manager the Oceans of Data that Explain Them
- How Statistics Can 9and Really Does) Improve Your Life
- Mathematical Models: Current research fo Present-Day Role Models of the Underrepresented
- Modern Statistical Approcahes in the Context of High Dimensional and Spatio-te,poral Data
- Motion Planning and Computational Game Theory: From BOard Games to Surgical Procedures
- Statistical and Mathematical Modeling of Rainfall, Stars and Social Networks
NSF Mathematics Institute supported many of the mathematics sessions and events. The AMS supported the Mathematical Modeling as a Collaborative Discipline session. |

The AMS appreciates all the mathematicians who organized the mathematics sessions, gave talks, served as mentors, and judged posters at the 2011 National SACNAS Conference.

Read Highlights of the 2010 SACNAS National Conference.

*--- Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officer*