(BALTIMORE – September 22, 2022) – The 2022 Undergraduate MATHFest will be held Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25 at Morgan State University (MSU).
Our 2022 J Ernest Wilkins Lecturer will be Akil Parker M.Ed (All This Math). His lecture will be held on the evening of Friday, September 23, 2022.
The organizers are Jemal Mohammed-Awel (MSU), Asamoah Nkwanta (MSU), Shea Burns (North Carolina A & T State University), Aris Winger (Georgia Gwinnett College), Brett Jefferson (Pacific Northwest National Labs), Omayra Ortega (Sonoma State University), Cory Colbert (Washington & Lee University), Leon Woodson (MSU – emeritus).
Contributed Talks and Poster Session
We will have space for up to ten student speakers at the conference. Each talk should be 20 minutes long, allowing for 5-10 minutes of questions and answers. We will provide audio visual equipment, including a microphone, podium, projector, and computer. Students may speak in groups. Talks will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be a friendly competition for the most outstanding oral presentations.
We will also have space for students to present a poster Saturday evening. Students will be allowed to set-up their posters Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM, and the poster session will take place from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. At least one student must be at the poster at all times. We will provide an easel and tape to showcase the poster. The poster should be 3 ft. by 4 ft. (36 inches by 48 inches). There will be a friendly competition for the most outstanding poster presentation.
The deadline to submit abstracts for talks/posters is Friday, September 9, 2022. The deadline for abstract submission has PASSED. If you have any other special needs, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding and Registration
Conference registration is tiered as follows:
Undergraduate and Graduate Students (NAM Members): $30
Undergraduate and Graduate Students (non-Members): $60
Faculty and Staff (NAM Members): $100
Faculty and Staff (non-Members): $150
HBCU Faculty and Staff (NAM Members): $75
HBCU Faculty and Staff (non-Members): $125
Graduate Fair Exhibitors: $275
This cost includes the J Ernest Wilkins Lecture Banquet on Friday, the Appreciation Dinner Saturday evening; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings; and box lunches Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We will assist in matching roommates to reduce the cost of the hotel rooms. We have funding available for conference participants due to generous funding from the Simons Foundation. Anyone interested in funding must apply by August 31st (the deadline has PASSED). Funding is available for students, faculty, and staff with preference given to students who are members of NAM. The funding deadline has passed and all funding has been awarded. However, NAM has a few hotel rooms still available, please email email@example.com if you are a registered participant and are interested in one of these rooms.
Don’t let financial hardship keep you from attending this meeting. Please reach out to President Ortega at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help paying for registration. NAM also has a few more hotel rooms available *free of charge* within our hotel block at the conference hotel, The Sheraton Baltimore North, in Towson, MD. Preference for these hotel rooms will be given to students who are interested in attending NAM Undergraduate MATHFest.
COVID-19: Masking will be required on-campus in all indoor settings and on public transportation. It is also highly recommended that masks be worn in areas with crowds of people in close proximity. A link to Morgan State’s COVID information and policies can be found here: https://www.morgan.edu/coronavirus
Tentative Conference Schedule – subject to change
FRIDAY Sept 23, 2022
12:00-4:00PM On-Site Registration and Badge Pickup
12:00-2:30PM Shuttle Service from Sheraton Baltimore North to Morgan State University
2:00PM-2:10PM Welcome Remarks by President Ortega
2:10 PM – 2:40PM Memorial for Dr. Abdul-Aziz Yakubu
2:45-3:15PM Talk 1
3:15-3:45PM Talk 2
4:00-6:00PM J. Ernest Wilkins Lecture and Dinner,
2022 J Ernest Wilkins Lecturer, Professor Akil Parker
. HBCU Students as Math Ambassadors to the Black Community
6:30-7:30PM Shuttle returns to Sheraton Baltimore North
SATURDAY Sept 24, 2022
7:30-8:15AM Shuttle service from Sheraton Baltimore North to Morgan State University
8:00-9:00AM Breakfast Buffet
9:00-9:30AM Talk 1
9:30-10:00AM Talk 2
10:30-11:00AM Talk 3
11:00 – 11:30AM Talk 4
11:30AM-12:00PM Talk 5
12:00-1:00PM Lunch & Problem Time with Dr. Cooper Round I
1:00-1:30PM Talk 6
1:30-2:00PM Talk 7
2:00-3:00 PM Panel for Students
2:00-3:00PM Panel for Faculty/Faculty Networking Hour
3:00-3:30PM Problem Time with Dr. Cooper – Round II
3:30-4:00PM Group Photo
4:00-5:00PM Graduate School Fair and Student Poster Session
5:30-7:00PM NAM Member Appreciation Dinner
6:30-7:30PM Shuttle from Morgan State University to Sheraton Baltimore North
SUNDAY Sept 26, 2022
8:30-9:00AM Shuttle service from Sheraton Baltimore North to Morgan State University
9:00-10:00AM Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:30AM Problem Time with Dr. Cooper – Round III
10:30-11:30AM Student Panel
11:30-1:00PM Lunch & Awards Ceremony for Speakers and Poster Presenters
11:00AM & 1:00PM Shuttle to Baltimore Penn Station (Train) and BWI Airport