The University of Akron - April 5-6, 2019

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The University of Akron is excited to host the Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

The meeting will take place April 5-6, 2019. Events start at noon with committee meetings and a welcome at 1:15pm. There will be invited and contributed talk given by faculty and students. Registration will be in the lobby of Zook Hall. Most of the events will happen in Zook Hall and the Student Union.

Contributed Talks

Participants are encouraged to submit talks for the contributed paper sessions on both Friday and Saturday. Graduate and undergraduate students in mathematics, mathematics education, or related fields are encouraged to attend and can register for free.

Undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for 15 minute talks at the Spring Meeting. Topics may be drawn from any area of mathematics or a related discipline. The presentation may be an expository talk, a recounting of a mathematical internship or a coop experience, or the results of a research project. It is expected that each talk will be delivered by a single speaker. Each student speaker will receive a certificate acknowledging his/her contribution to the meeting. Contributed talks by students, faculty, and others will be given on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Talks will be scheduled primarily according to topic and audience level. Student talks are an integral part of the meeting and should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all who participate.

Leo Schneider Student Mathematics Competition

Undergraduate students from institutions of the Ohio section are invited to participate in the annual Leo Schneider Student Mathematics Competition. This year’s competition will take place on Friday from noon until 1:20. Rules and registration information, as well as copies of previous years’ problems and their solutions, can be found on the Ohio Section Student Member website, . Cash prizes ($150 for first place, $120 for second, and $90 for third) will be awarded on Saturday to the top three teams. We encourage student participation in the entire meeting, including student talks, the student pizza party, and the "awards ceremony" on Saturday. Any questions about the competition or other student activities can be addressed to Tom Wakefield at

Student Pizza Party

A student pizza party will be held on Friday evening at 6:30. There is no charge but meeting registration is necessary. See the Section webpage at for online registration. Sudoku games will be available during the pizza party for interested students.

Banquet On Friday night there is a banquet followed by an invited talk.

Students and faculty welcome the participants.

UA Math Alumnus Shawn Ryan gave one of the invited talks.

UA Math student and WIM vicepresident Cassandra Durell gave a talk on her masters thesis.

Participants during the coffee break.


The sponsors of this meeting are the Women in Math UA student organization, Deparment of Mathematics at UA, and the Department of Applied General Technical Studies at UA.