MAA Seaway Section Meeting

October 29, 2007 at 2:14 am | Posted in conference, math | 2 Comments

Last weekend I and three other faculty brought 10 of our undergrad students to a local conference in Rochester, NY.  None of them had ever been to a conference before, and they liked it.  Joe Gallian was scheduled to speak, and he’s just a great speaker, I had to take them.  They were so psyched, they want to start a student chapter of the MAA.  Very cool!  I’ve got to bug folks this week to figure out how to be an advisor for a math club.  I guess the trip worked a little too well!  A good friend of mine describes these as “problems we like to have.”

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  1. Too much product! Very good problem to have!

    (darn that chemist)

    BTW, great to “hear” from you!

  2. Yeah, it’s been darn busy. Glad I took a crowbar to my schedule and wedged in the time to do it.

    Re. the students: I’m having my students in my Honors Linear Algebra course doing a paper/poster project instead of a 3rd test. The national conferences often have undergraduate poster competitions with monetary prizes. The material needs to have original material — student research. I figure this poster project could be a “trial run” for some of these students. They’re mostly sophomores, so they have two chances to enter into competitions at the joint MAA/AMS meetings in January.


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