The tenth annual Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (MUMS) will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, 2013, in the Carver Science Center at Simpson College.
- Promote student work, including research and projects, in the mathematical sciences at the undergraduate level.
- Provide students the opportunity to share and celebrate the work they have completed in the mathematical sciences.
- Introduce students to topics and applications of mathematics that are new to them.
- Inform students about research programs and study abroad opportunities in the mathematical sciences.
- Inform students about career and graduate school opportunities in the mathematical sciences.
Friday, April 12
6:00 – 6:50pm Welcome and pizza – free (Carver Science Center 205)
7:00 – 7:50pm Plenary talk by Dr. T.J. Hitchman (Carver 215)
8:00 – 8:30pm Panel discussion on REUs and study abroad opportunities (Carver 215)
Afterwards Games and social time (Carver 205)
Saturday, April 13
8:30 – 8:50am Registration and check-in with coffee and light breakfast items (Carver Atrium)
9:00 – 9:50am Plenary talk by Dr. Rick Gillman (Carver 215)
10:00 – 11:15am Student talks – Sessions A, B, and C (links to schedules and abstracts below)
11:20 – 11:50am Panel discussion on graduate schools and various careers (Carver 215)
11:50am – 12:50pm Lunch – free (Carver)
1:00 – 1:50pm Calculus: The Musical! (Lekberg Hall in Amy Robertson Music Center)
2:00 – 2:35pm Poster presentations – Session D (links to abstracts below)
2:40 – 3:55pm Student talks – Sessions E, F, and G (links to schedules and abstracts below)
4:00 – 4:15pm Closing remarks with door prizes (Carver 215)
We are very pleased to have Dr. T.J. Hitchman from the University of Northern Iowa and Dr. Rick Gillman from Valparaiso University giving our plenary talks this year. Click on the link above to read the abstracts for their presentations.
There is no registration fee and lunch is provided free of charge. Advanced registration is preferred by Friday, March 29, for planning purposes, but attendees may also register the morning of the conference. Travel stipends are available - refer to the Travel Information section below. To register, simply email MUMS@simpson.edu with your name and the college or university you attend. Groups can register by sending all names in one email to the same address. If you have any questions, email MUMS@simpson.edu to contact the symposium co-directors, Dr. Heidi Berger (phone 515-961-1837) and Dr. Bill Schellhorn (phone 515-961-1321).
Feel free to use this MUMS 2013 Poster and this MUMS 2013 Call for Presentations to promote the symposium to other students and faculty. Note that the second page of the MUMS poster includes the abstracts for the plenary talks.
Click on the link above for information about giving a talk or poster presentation at MUMS, including how to submit an abstract. The abstract deadline is Friday, March 29.
Click on the link above for information about travel stipends, hotel accommodations, parking, and so on.
Panel Discussion – REUs and Study Abroad Opportunities
The panel discussion on REUs and study abroad opportunities will be on Friday night. We are seeking students and faculty to serve on the panel, which will involve briefly describing your experience in such a program and then responding to questions from the audience. If you are interested in being on this panel, email MUMS@simpson.edu to contact the symposium co-directors, Dr. Heidi Berger and Dr. Bill Schellhorn.
Panel Discussion – Graduate Schools and Careers
The panel discussion on graduate schools and various careers in the mathematical sciences will be on Saturday. Representatives from nearby universities such as the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln attend the symposium to promote their graduate programs. In addition, people who use mathematics in their jobs attend the symposium to discuss the wide variety of career options available for mathematics students. We are seeking representatives from graduate programs and various careers to serve on the panel, which will involve briefly describing your program or career and then responding to questions from the audience. If you are interested in being on this panel, email MUMS@simpson.edu to contact the symposium co-directors, Dr. Heidi Berger and Dr. Bill Schellhorn.
Click on the link above for the latest version of the session schedules. If you are presenting, please check your information and email MUMS@simpson.edu with any corrections.
Click on the link above for the student talk and poster abstracts. If you are presenting, please check your information and email MUMS@simpson.edu with any corrections. Here is a link to the abstracts from MUMS 2012 to use as examples when writing an abstract.
Funding for MUMS 2013 is provided by NSF grant DMS-0846477 through the MAA Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program (maa.org/RUMC). Additional funding is provided by the Simpson College Mathematics Department (simpson.edu/math).