PNW MAA section meeting, 2018

Seattle University hosted the Pacific Northwest section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America Friday April 20 - Saturday April 21, 2018.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM & ABSTRACTS ----> PNW MAA Program (4/17)

Invited speakers:

  • Colin Adams, Williams College
  • Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College
  • Kathryn Leonard, Occidental College

Minicourses:

  • Kathryn Leonard, Occidental College, Laying Foundations for Positive Group Collaboration
  • William Stein, UW Math, SAGE for teaching and research

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Friday April 20

 

TimeEvent
8:00 am-2:30 pm PNW NExT

Casey Commons (Casey 500E)
(By registration only for PNW NExT members)
2:45 pm-5:15 pm Minicourses: Kathryn Leonard (PIGT 306) and William Stein (PIGT 307)
(By registration only)
5:30 pm-7:30 pm Student puzzle hunt, early packet pickup
PIGT 103
8:00 pm-9:00 pm Plenary talk: Sir Randolph Bacon III (a cousin-in-law of Colin Adams)
Blown Away: what Knot to do when sailing

Pigott Auditorium (PIGT 104)
9:00 pm-10:00 pm Reception
Pigott Atrium


Saturday April 21

TimeEvent
8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration
Pigott Atrium
8:50 am - 10:00 am Welcome and plenary talk: Deanna Haunsperger
Halving your cake

Pigott Auditorium (PIGT104)
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Contributed talks, special sessions

(classrooms in Bannan and Engineering)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
ENGR307

(provided to registered participants)
2:00 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

Pigott Auditorium (PIGT104)

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Contributed talks, special sessions

(classrooms in Bannan and Engineering)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Reception

Pigott Atrium

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm  MAA Section Awards presentation

Plenary: Colin Adams (cousin-in-law to Sir Randolf Bacon III)
Turning Knots into Flowers: Opportunities for Undergraduate Research

Pigott Auditorium (PIGT104)

 Sunday April 22

TimeEvent
9:00 am - 1 pm  Undergraduate Mentoring workshop
PIGT 103
(By registration only)

Information for out of region guests

Seattle University is located in central Seattle, near downtown and the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

MAA conference map showing conference venues & closest hotel

Please click here for a campus map.

The nearest hotel to Seattle University is across the street, the Silver Cloud on Broadway at 206-325-1400. (Tip: there is more than one Silver Cloud hotel, ensure you are booking at the Silver Cloud on Broadway!)