Pi Mu Epsilon National Meeting at MAA MathFest

Knoxville, Tennessee
Wednesday afternoon August 9 through Friday evening August 11, 2006

The FINE PRINT for Speakers and Delegates

We urge all student members of Pi Mu Epsilon who will be attending the Pi Mu Epsilon Conference in Knoxville to register with Pi Mu Epsilon so that we may acknowledge their attendance in the student program for this meeting and at the Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet. All who register will receive a small token of appreciation from Pi Mu Epsilon at the conclusion of the Frame Lecture. In addition, one to five student speakers per Chapter may be eligible for transportation reimbursement and, for Chapters not sending any speakers, one delegate from the Chapter may be eligible for 50% transportation reimbursement. Other student members should register as non-reimbursed delegates.

Speaker and delegate eligibility for transportation reimbursement

All student speakers and delegates must be members of the chapter at their home institution, which is the one that must nominate them as the a speaker or delegate. Student speakers and delegates cannot have completed more than 30 semester hours (or the equivalent) in a graduate program in mathematics (or a related field) prior to August 9, 2006. Speakers and delegates requesting transportation reimbursement must have been initiated into the chapter at their home institution prior to submitting their applications to speak at the conference.

Speaker and delegate benefits

PME makes transportation grants to student speakers and delegates to cover costs not covered by other sources. (No double dipping!) Furthermore, PME speakers may not also apply to present a paper at the MAA Student Paper Sessions.

One speaker per chapter receives full transportation reimbursement up to $600. If there are additional speakers from a chapter, the maximum transportation reimbursement for the Chapter increases by 20% for each additional speaker up to four additional speakers for a maximum of $600+4*$120=$1080 for a chapter with a total of five speakers. A chapter with no speakers may send one delegate who receives reimbursement for half the cost of transportation up to $300. Funds are not available for additional delegates.

Due to limitations placed on Pi Mu Epsilon's schedule due to other activities at MathFest 2006, there is time in our program for a maximum of 44 student presentations. If our program is over-subscribed then a first-come, first-served procedure for determining Pi Mu Epsilon speakers will be used. Speakers are advised to submit their titles and abstracts well in advance of the June 23, 2006 deadline to avoid being disappointed.

Pi Mu Epsilon partially subsidizes the cost of the Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet for speakers and delegates resulting in a discounted charge for the banquet. Other food and lodging costs for speakers are partially subsidized by a grant from the National Security Agency [NSA]. The exact per-speaker reimbursement amount will be determined by a vote of the PME Council shortly before the conference.

Presentations with multiple speakers usually do not work well in a 15-minute format and are discouraged; reimbursement for multi-speaker talks is the same as if there were just one presenter.

Speaker and delegate responsibilities

To receive the full monetary support indicated above, student Speakers and Delegates must pre-register for the MAA meeting and attend ALL the PME activities unless excused by the PME President Joan Weiss. The PME activities begin late Wednesday afternoon with the PME/MAA Student Chapter reception and conclude with the Friday evening Frame Lecture. In particular, student Speakers and Delegates

Preliminary Schedule and Additional Information will be added when available.