Hi Mathematics and Statistics colleagues!
The Rose-Hulman Mathematics Department is excited to announce that the registration for the 2015 Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on April 24-25, 2015 is now open. This will be Rose-Hulman’s 32nd consecutive year hosting this conference!
As in past years, the primary vision for the conference is to provide a venue for highlighting and celebrating the accomplishments and work of undergraduate students in mathematics and statistics. Last year, the conference attracted more than 125 students and faculty, with 25 students presenting their work. This year’s conference theme is Statistics: From Big Data to Big Decisions, and we will be showcasing the field of statistics and its career opportunities. As plenary speakers, we have chosen two individuals who use statistics in their daily work. The first speaker, Nick Lockwood, is Senior Director of Brand Marketing Analytics at Catalina Marketing, a personalized digital media company with the largest shopper purchase history database in the world. The second speaker, Amanda Cox, is a graphics editor at the New York Times, where she makes charts and maps for the paper and its web site.
The student talks are the focal point of this conference, and we encourage you to seek out those students at your school who’d be enthusiastic about presenting their work. There is no registration fee for students at this year’s conference, and we will be able to offer discounts on hotel arrangements. We’ve been working with publishers to be able to provide current and classic texts in mathematics and statistics to award to student speakers. Also, this year we are sponsoring the 2015 Distinguished Paper Award, which will be presented to a student presenting a paper which, in the minds of the award selection committee, is an exceptional example of undergraduate work in a mathematical discipline. The recipient of the award will receive a $100 cash prize in addition to a certificate.
All of this information with more details is available at the conference website: http://www.rose-hulman.edu/mathconf. Faculty and students can register at the website, and the site has important key dates about registration and paper submission. The deadline for submitting a paper for the Distinguished Paper Award is March 16, and the deadline to submit a talk is April 2.
We are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces along with some new ones at this year’s conference. We hope that our Terre Haute neighbors at Indiana State University and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, as well as local high school students and teachers, will be able to join us this year. We are delighted to have our friends up north from Purdue attending, and we’d really like to have other schools in Indiana and surrounding states join us! We certainly welcome your questions about the conference if you can’t find the information that you need at the website – please email either one of us!
Thank you in advance for sharing this email with your students and encouraging them to give talks!
Dr. Diane Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2015 Conference Co-organizer
Dr. Eric Reyes (email@example.com)
2015 Conference Co-organizer
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803