The Central States Mathematics Undergraduate Research Conference will be held at Truman State University April 15-16 (Friday afternoon and Saturday).
Registration is now open!
We have time slots for 20-24 undergraduate speakers. Talks will be 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions, each. Please submit your abstract by March 19.
In addition to the talks by undergraduates, we plan to have a panel on graduate school, a panel on semester and summer long off-campus programs, and time set aside to interact with visiting graduate directors from universities in the region.
There is no cost to attend, but please register so we know how many people to expect. A pizza dinner will be provided on Friday, April 15th and lunch will be provided on Saturday, April 16th.
Keynote speaker: Talitha Washington, Howard University
Talitha Washington is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Spelman College in 1996, and a Doctorate in mathematics in 2001 from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Washington was a VIGRE postdoctoral fellow at Duke University from 2001 through 2003. Her work there included using differential equations to model luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in response to long term exposure to gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). She proposed a model which involves key processes including desensitization of calcium channels, internalization of the dimerized receptors and recycling of some of the internalized receptors, and an increase in Gq concentration near the plasma membrane in response to receptor dimerization. To read more on Dr. Washington, click here.
We gratefully acknowledge support for our keynote speaker from the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (mbi).
The Truman student chapters of MAA and KME are assisting in the organization of the meeting.
It is our hope to achieve a fair representation of women, minorities, and first-generation college students. We particularly encourage female and minority students to participate in CeSMUR 2016.