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LSUS to Host The Louisiana Mississippi Section of the Mathematical Association of America

February 22, 2016

The LSUS Math Department is hosting the 2016 meeting of the Louisiana Mississippi Section of the Mathematical Association of America February 25-27, 2016. This is the 93rd annual meeting. This meeting will bring faculty and students from Mississippi and Louisiana to campus for a three day meeting. Thursday evening the students will compete for cash prizes in an integration bee, which is much like a spelling bee, but where contestants integrate (in the mathematics sense). Friday morning starts off with the student competition where teams of four students compete against teams from other schools on a written test, again for monetary awards as well as bragging rights. Also on Friday morning the Section NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) program for new faculty members from the section takes place. The opening session will be at 1 pm with a talk by Deanna Haunsperger from Carleton College, the incoming national MAA president. Friday afternoon will have contributed paper sessions and the day will end with the Anderson lecture, in honor of long time LSU faculty member and well known mathematician R.D. Anderson. This year's lecture will be given by Michael Starbird from the University of Texas. Friday will end with the Anderson banquet. Saturday will see more contributed paper sessions and the talk by last year's Outstanding Teaching Award winner, our own Rick Mabry.

Dr. Judith Covington is in charge of the meeting and if you have any questions, would like to register for the meeting, or would like to volunteer to help, you may contact her at judith.covington@lsus.edu.