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Mathematics at the 2011 SACNAS National Conference
STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS IN MATHEMATICS
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--nearly 80--in the mathematical sciences.
The following students received awards for mathematics posters:
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 Probability Tales, by Charles M. Grinstead (Swarthmore College), William P. Peterson (Middlebury College) and J. Laurie Snell (Dartmouth College), and some small gifts in appreciation of their work.
The CONVERSATIONS WITH SCIENTISTS - MATHEMATICS SECTION on Thursday evening provided a great opportunity for students to share experiences with each other and with mentors.
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 GRADUATE STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN MATHEMATICS as well. Awards were given to Juan Ramirez Jr. (University of Colorado) for Applied Mathematics, and to Mela Hardin (University of California, Los Angeles) for Mathematics (General).
WHO WANTS TO BE A MATHEMATICIAN
The AMS exhibit drew undergraduate and graduate students, mathematicians, and mentors.
AMS Public Awareness Officers Mike Breen and Annette Emerson answered questions about the Society's programs and services, graduate school programs and careers in mathematics. The AMS was among the conference session sponsors and was among the institutes, colleges, universities, associations, hospitals, companies and government agencies that provided information about educational programs and career opportunities in the sciences.
The AMS provided visitors with materials including:
OTHER SESSIONS and EVENTS IN THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES on the program included:
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.
--- Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officer