The 2012 Meeting will be on Auraria Campus on April 13-14
The 2012 Rocky Mountain Section Meeting will be held at the Auraria campus, near downtown Denver, on Friday-Saturday, April 13 and 14, 2012.
The meeting will be hosted jointly by the Metropolitan State College of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver, and the Community College of Denver.
We invite anyone who is interested in mathematics to attend the meeting. A special invitation is extended to mathematics teachers at all levels, as well as undergraduate students, graduate students, industry and government mathematicians. There will be a variety of invited talks and sessions catering to a multitude of interests.
All participants are encouraged to conveniently register on-line, using our secure website. On-site registration will be available as well.
Call for Submissions of Contributed Talks
Everyone is invited and encouraged to present a talk in the conference. Talks on all mathematical topics are welcome! The standard length of a contributed talk will be 15-20 minutes. However, we will make an effort to accommodate requests for longer talks and other scheduling preferences (within the constraints of the schedule).
Click on the “Submit an Abstract” tab, and fill out the on-line submission form. Alternatively, submissions can be e-mailed to Dr. Benjamin Dyhr (Metropolitan State College of Denver), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday, March 20 2012. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, March 30 2012. Proposals received after this date will be scheduled on a space-availability basis.
In addition to the general sessions which will encompass all mathematical topics, special sessions are being organized around the following themes:
History of Mathematics
Graduate Student Research
Math Clubs and Student Activities
Probability and its Applications
Participants who submit abstract in any of these topics and would like to be included in any of these special sessions, please indicate it on your submission form.
Suggestions for Speakers
The Rocky Mountain Section would like to offer the following suggestions, especially to first-time speakers, regarding preparation of a talk at the conference.
- The standard talk length is 20 minutes, (with longer times available upon request, subject to the limitations of the program). Thus, you should prepare your presentation to fit the time allotted. If possible, plan to leave a few minutes at the end of your presentation for questions.
- A moderator will be assigned to facilitate each session of presentations. The moderator will introduce the speakers, assist in distribution of any handouts, signal the end of the presentations, and ask for questions from the audience.
- If handouts are to be provided, give them to the moderator at the beginning of the session. Plan to bring about 35 handouts. Be prepared to give attendees your e-mail address in case the supply runs out. It may be possible to arrange for posting of electronic materials from your talk on the section website. Check with program organizers concerning this possibility.
- Do not include too much detailed technical material in your presentation. Focus on providing the audience with insight into your topic and its key notions. Remember that most members of the audience will not be experts in the field you are discussing, and that the audience is likely to include students.
- All session rooms will be equipped with a projector and a laptop hook up. Accordingly, you can present your talk using Power Point slides, PDF, or similar, which will greatly enhance the pace of a presentation. However, make sure that notes on the slides or transparencies are typed in a font big enough and with spacing adequate to be seen clearly 50 to 100 feet away.
Invited Addresses and Featured Workshop
The meeting will feature five invited speakers:
1) Mr. Richard Bogdanovich, Community College of Aurora (Aurora, CO)
The 2011 Burton W. Jones Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient.
2) Dr. Robin Wilson, Oxford University.
3) Dr. Douglas Ensley, Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA)
Second Vice President of MAA.
4) Dr. Walter Stromquist, Editor of Mathematics Magazine
5) Dr. Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
In addition, there will be a workshop on using Web Work in mathematics courses. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. William Emerson and Dr. Louis Talman, Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Metropolitan State College of Denver and will take place on Friday morning.
More details are forthcoming, and will be posted on the conference web page.
Friday Evening Banquet
The Friday evening banquet will be at the Curtis Hotel. The hotel is within a walking distance from the Auraria campus. The banquet will feature a cash bar, dinner, prizes and other announcements, and a key note talk.
Department chairs and MAA liaisons are invited to a luncheon and an open discussion on Friday, April 13, at 11:45am - 12:45pm. Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested in attending the luncheon.
All further announcements and updates will be posted on the conference webpage.
For any questions or requests, please contact any of the Program Co-Chairs: