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All events will be held in the Engineering & Geology building, known as EnGeo, on the east side of the JMU campus. Driving directions from I-81 and the hotel area are on the Parking and Directions page.

This DRAFT SCHEDULE can be used to help you make travel plans for SUMS. A more detailed schedule will be available closer to the conference date. Some times, rooms, and event orderings my change somewhat in the final schedule, but should be close to the draft listed below. 


9:00-10:00

Registration and Breakfast

Please check in at the registration table when you arrive.
Poster presenters should also check in at room 2201.
Second-floor balcony EnGeo Building

10:00-10:10

Opening Remarks 

Speaker from JMU CSM - TBD
EnGeo 2301

10:10-11:00

Opening Address: 
Gerrymandering and a redistricting outlook for 2020

Dr. Karen Saxe, MAA & Macalester College
EnGeo 2301

11:10-12:25

Contributed Undergraduate Research Talks I-IV and Panel Sessions
Each talk will be fifteen minutes long, with five minutes at the end for questions and room change.
EnGeo 2202, 2204, 2208, 2210; panels in 1208

12:30-1:45

Poster Session and Lunch
second-floor balcony EnGeo second floor hallway, nTelos room.

1:45-3:00

Contributed Undergraduate Research Talks V-VIII and Panel Sessions
Each talk will be fifteen minutes long, with five minutes at the end for questions and room change.

EnGeo 2203, 2204, 2208, 2209, 2210; panels in 1208

3:00-3:20

Tea
Second-floor balcony

3:20-3:30

Prize session: speaker prizes, poster competition winners, candy contest
Peter Kohn and Roger Thelwell, organizers
EnGeo 2301

3:30-4:20

Closing Address 
Tales of Impossibility

Dr. Dave Richeson, Dickenson College
EnGeo 2301

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