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Austin Peay hosts Southeastern meeting of Mathematical Association of America

Austin Peay is hosting the 83rd Southeastern Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

The conference, which will be held March 26-27, is expected to draw more than 300 attendees from the member states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, as well as professors from additional states.
Austin Peay is hosting the 83rd Southeastern Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

The conference, which will be held March 26-27, is expected to draw more than 300 attendees from the member states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, as well as professors from additional states.

“While the conference is primarily for university mathematics majors and professionals, there will be activities that will interest high school students and math teachers as well,” says Dr. Jim Vandergriff, associate professor of computer science and information technology at APSU.

Speakers will include Dr. Jeff Knisley, associate professor at East Tennessee State University, Dr. Sue Goodman, the group's Distinguished Teaching Award winner, Dr. Arthur Benjamin, co-editor of “Math Horizons,” and Dr. Bruce Palka, editor of “American Mathematical Monthly.”

Talks also will be given by Dr. Larry Hoehn, professor of mathematics, Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, Dr. Samuel Jator, associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Spencer Buckner, associate professor of physics and astronomy, and APSU students Amber DeMore, James Hawkins and Kyle Covington.

The day's activities will include more than 75 talks, five short courses, a T.A. Rush (with free pizza and graduate school information for college students), PROJECT NExT (for recent Ph.D. graduates), a “Jeopardy” contest, a banquet with live music and Arthur Benjamin performing his Mathemagics Act.

For more information, telephone Vandergriff at 7301, or visit the conference Web site at http://www.apsu.edu/sesmaa.
—Rebecca Mackey