Call for Papers
CONFERENCE GOAL: The goal of the conference is to welcome undergraduates to the wonderful world of mathematics research, to develop and foster a rich social network between the mathematics students and faculty throughout the great Southwest, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate students. We encourage undergraduate students from all years of study to participate and give presentations on all areas of mathematics, including applications to other disciplines. However, while we do recommend giving a talk, it is not a requirement for conference participation.
PARTICIPATION: Faculty are encouraged to challenge their students with interesting projects to present at the conference. Feel free also to nominate for participation students who will not give a talk but who would benefit from attending. The registration process will include input from a faculty mentor. (We recommend, if possible, that one faculty member from each school attend for every 4-6 of their students who participate.) The registration process will also include an entry for the 2000 Mathematical Subject Classification of the topic of your talk.
TALKS: Student talks will be 15 minutes in length, with 5 minutes between talks for discussion, and will be grouped according to topic in parallel sessions. Please check the box on the registration form which you will require: an overhead projector or a laptop projector. (You are responsible for providing your own laptop.) Students unaccustomed to making presentations may find any of the following links useful: How to Give a Talk, Oral Presentation Advice, and How to Give a Good Talk. Topics can range from elementary known material to challenging generalizations of known theorems to entirely new results. Interesting applications of mathematics to other disciplines, as well as historical talks, are also welcomed.
POSTERS: In the event that more students want to speak than there is time or space for, we may include a poster session. The registration process will include a box for participants to note whether or not they would be willing to present in poster form in such a case.
DEADLINE: Please register by October 15, 2004.