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. The deadline for general registration, as well as talk and poster submission, is September 19. After this date, registration is still open but free lunch is not guaranteed, acceptance of talks and posters is contingent on space considerations, and abstracts of talks and posters may not be printed in the program. To register, please follow the "Registration" sidebar link. To contribute an undergraduate research talk, an undergraduate research or expository poster, or a high school poster, please follow the "Contributed ..." sidebar link.
Modest travel support is available. Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis starting mid-August. To apply for travel funds, follow the sidebar link to the travel support application. The deadline for travel support applications is September 19.
Support for SUMS is provided by National Science Foundation grant DMS-0846477 through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program, www.maa.org/RUMC. Additional support is provided by the College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University, the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at JMU, JMU's General Education Program-Cluster Three, 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 Math Club at JMU, and James Madison University.
The American Mathematical Society has donated books form the Sally and Graduate Series. Publishing houses Pearson/Prentice Hall, Elsevier, Cengage Learning, Oxford University Press, Wiley and Freeman/Worth also support the conference, as do puzzle makers Nikoli, Sterling Puzzles and Mefferts.