# Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (SUMS) Conference at James Madison University

**SUMS 2016 will be held on September 24th.**

*Please watch this page for announcements concerning SUMS 2016.*

SUMS at JMU is an annual conference promoting undergraduate research in mathematics, statistics, and their applications. It features contributed undergraduate research talks, invited talks aimed at a general undergraduate math audience, a poster session, and panels about graduate school, undergraduate research, and math careers.

Anyone who has done original research in mathematics or statistics while an undergraduate is invited to contribute a 15 minute talk about his or her work. Undergraduate and high school students are invited to present research or expository posters on any mathematical topic.

Registration is free and open to the mathematical community, including undergraduate, high school, and graduate math students, high school math teachers, and faculty.

Support for past SUMS provided by the College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University, the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at JMU, the Center for STEM Education and Outreach at JMU, JMU's General Education Program, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at JMU, the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity at JMU, Pi Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics and Statistics Club, and James Madison University.

Mathematics publishing houses Macmillan, Oxford University Press, the American Mathematical Society, Pearson/Prentice Hall, and Cengage Learning also support the conference, as does puzzle maker Nikoli.

## Links to More Information

- SUMS Home
**Register now!**If you'd like to present at the conference, make sure to let us know during registration.- Information for Presenters
- 2016 Schedule (later)
- 2016 Poster (later)
- 2016 Program (later)
- Invited Speakers
- Opening Speaker: Dr. Tommy Ratliff Title: Why can't the process be fair? Presidential elections to picking a movie.
- Closing Speaker: Dr. Chaim Goodman-Strauss Title: Can't Decide? Undecide!

- Local Information/Directions
- Past SUMS