Department Of Mathematics, Kansas State University

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April 2017 : K-State Hosts Third Edition of Central States Mathematics Undergraduate Research Conference

The third annual Central States Mathematics Undergraduate Research (CeSMUR) Conference will take place at K-State on April 7-8, 2017. The CeSMUR project now includes the mathematics Department at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, in addition to Kansas State University and Truman State University. CeSMUR will host featured speakers Thomas Kerler from the Ohio State Universisty, and Fabio Milner, from Arizona State University. Professor Milner's participation is sponsored by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (NSF - OSU). In addition, seven students will present talks on their work in mathematics, biomathematics, and interdisciplinary areas such as statistics and machine learning. The K-State chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics will host a vita writing workshop, and the mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon and the K-State Math Club, advised by David Auckly, will host mathematical games on Friday evening.

CeSMUR 2018 is planned to take place at Truman State, and CeSMUR 2019 at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. CeSMUR is a project of the K-State Mathematics Department's Center for Intergration of Graduate, Undergraduate, and Postdoctoral Research (I-Center). The organizers are Marianne Korten (I-Center director), David Yetter (co-director of SUMaR Math REU with Marianne Korten) and Sarah Reznikoff (Director of Graduate Studies), for K-State; Pamela Ryan, David Garth, and Wayne Johnson, for Truman; and Alexandra Seceleanu and Daniel Toundykov for UNL.

CeSMUR aims to showcase results from undergraduate research in mathematics and close interdisciplinary areas, strengthen the regional network of students and faculty devoted to this, and increase the number of students in the region attending graduate programs and placing in competitive jobs using their mathematics background.