SageMath is a free open-source mathematics software system with calculating, symbolic manipulation, and graphical capabilities. It can be used to study a huge range of mathematics and is well-suited for both education and research. Participants in this minicourse will learn the interface for SageMath and explore some many capabilities. The course will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the participants.
Here are some useful dates for planning purposes:
Here is the overview of the schedule for planning purposes:
Friday April 20
|8:00 am-2:30 pm||PNW NExT|
|2:45 pm-5:30 pm||Minicourses: Kathryn Leonard and William Stein|
|5:30 pm-7:30 pm||Student puzzle hunt|
|8:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Plenary talk: Sir Randolf Bacon III (a cousin-in-law of Colin Adams)|
Blown Away: what Knot to do when sailing
|9:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Reception|
Saturday April 21
|8:00 am - 8:50 am||Registration|
|8:50 am - 10:00 am||Welcome and plenary talk: Deanna Haunsperger|
Halving your cake
|10:30 am - 12:30 pm||Contributed talks, special sessions|
|12:30 pm - 1:55 pm||Lunch|
|1:55 pm - 3:00 pm||Plenary: Kathryn Leonard|
Getting your computer into shape: Toward automated understanding of the shape of objects in two and three dimensions
|3:30 pm - 5:30 pm||Contributed talks, special sessions|
|5:30 pm - 6:30 pm||Reception|
|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Plenary: Colin Adams (cousin-in-law to Sir Randolf Bacon III)|
Turning Knots into Flowers: Opportunities for Undergraduate Research
Sunday April 22
|9:00 am - 1 pm||Undergraduate Mentoring workshop|
Seattle University is located in central Seattle, near downtown and the Capitol Hill neighbourhood.
The nearest hotel to Seattle University is across the street, the Silver Cloud on Broadway. We have arranged a group discount rate at this hotel for conference participants that book their accomodations before March 20, 2018. To make a reservation with this code, visit this website ( https://broadway.silvercloud.com/irm/irm.html?g=MAA CONF&o=broadway18 ) or call the hotel directly at (206)325.1400 and ask for the "Mathematical Association of America" or "MAA CONF" group and a guest services agent will be able to assist with making your reservation. (tip: there is more than one Silver Cloud hotel, ensure you are booking at the Silver Cloud on Broadway!)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Abstract submission for contributed papers (including undergraduate talks) and special sessions are now open!!
All talks in special sessions, contributed sessions and undergraduate talks are 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for transition.
Please visit this link to submit an abstract. (this opens a new window to a google form)
The list of special sessions and a brief abstract is listed below.
On Sunday April 22, Dr. Brandy Wiegers and Dr. Sooie-Hoe Loke will organize an undergraduate mentoring workshop. Please be sure to click the appropriate box in your registration if you will attend.
The four hour undergraduate mentor training will include presentations by experienced and award winning mentors from across the county and include group work and braining storming opportunities for future and current research mentors. This session will start a broader group discussion about best practices in successful mentorships and the session will end with opportunities for faculty to think about successful research structures that will work with their unique undergraduate populations. The registration fee covers the cost of a lunch, that you will be able to grab and take on the road as you travel back home on Sunday afternoon after the session. For more details about the structure please check out the online schedule (LINK https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rtr-VaMBNvusEC-VuOBKuyTW-HlCoxRO).