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100th Anniversary Meeting of the MAA Rocky Mountain Section

Colorado College is pleased to host the 2015 Rocky Mountain Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. The meeting will take place April 17 and 18 on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs. The conference marks the hundredth anniversary of our section and our organization.  

The meeting features three plenary speakers:  William Dunham (George Polya Lecture), Karen Saxe (our Section Visitor from the national leadership, who will give the banquet talk), and Anne Dougherty (the 2014-15 Burton W. Jones Award winner). In addition, the conference will include contributed paper sessions on both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. We encourage expository and research talks about mathematics, talks about mathematical history, and talks about curriculum and pedagogy. We especially welcome talks by students, both undergraduate and graduate.

In addition, there will be a pre-meeting workshop on Friday morning, led by Dr. David Brown of Colorado College. The workshop will demonstrate ways to incorporate the fitting of models to data in courses across the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. 

Friday will feature a luncheon for chairs and departmental liaisons, hosted by Dr. Kyle Riley, the current Chair of the section. We encourage as many institutions as possible to send a representative to this lunch.   

It is appropriate to hold the hundredth anniversary meeting at Colorado College, because the eminent historian of mathematics Florian Cajori was a faculty member at CC one hundred years ago, and he was instrumental in the original organization of the Mathematical Association of America. The meeting will feature a brief ceremony where a classroom in Palmer Hall will be named after Dr. Cajori; the CC mathematics department was housed for many years in Palmer Hall.  

If you have any questions, please contact Marlow Anderson, MAnderson@coloradocollege.edu