Pi Mu Epsilon National Meeting at MAA MathFest


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


Each PME student speaker must complete a copy of this form. Students, who are attending but not speakers, are delegates and should also complete this form. Up to five speakers per Chapter may be eligible for reimbursement for at least some of their transportation expenses. One delegate from a Chapter with no speakers may be eligible for partial reimbursement of transportation expenses.

Application deadline: Friday, June 23, 2006.

Although electronic submission is preferred, you may also download and print an equivalent form and mail it so it arrives before Friday, June 23. Send it to:

Professor Angela Spalsbury
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Youngstown State University
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

All students must complete the following:

Type of Application
U.S. Citizen? (Federal regulations permit us to offer NSA funding only to U.S. citizens.)
Student Name
Student Email Address
Student Permanent Address
State, Zipcode
Student Summer Address (if different)
State, Zipcode
College or University attended during 2005-2006 academic year
Degree and major plans
Intended graduation date
PME Chapter
Month and year of initiation into PME

Important Note: All student speakers and delegates must be members of the chapter at their home institution, which is the one that must nominate them as 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 this summer's conference. Speakers and delegates requesting transportation reimbursement must have been initiated into the chapter at their home institution prior to submission of this application form.

PME Chapter Advisor Name
PME Chapter Advisor E-mail
PME Chapter Advisor Telephone Number

Note: The Chapter Advisor will be contacted to verify enrollment and PME membership information.

I have read the "Fine Print" regarding eligibility, benefits and responsibilities for speakers and delegates.

I am applying for transportation support from Pi Mu Epsilon.

Speakers and delegates applying for transportation support must completethe following section. Speakers not applying for transportation supportshould skip to the NOTE on Math Jeopardy, indicate whether or not they areinterested in participating, and continue with the student speakersÕsection. Delegates not applying for transportation support should skip tothe NOTE on Math Jeopardy, indicate whether or not they are interested inparticipating, and then proceed nearly to the end of the form and submitit.

I will make every effort to obtain low-cost transportation.

I will register for MathFest either through the MAA website or using printed materials from the April issue of the MAA FOCUS.

You are very strongly encouraged to attend the many excting mathematical activities at MathFeast that do not conflect with PME activities. You are espeically encouraged to attend the MAA sponsored undergraduate student activities including the Math Jeopardy game on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the MAA Student lecture on Thursday at 1:00 p.m., the MAA Undergraduate Student Activities Session at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, the Math Horizons Speical Session at 2:30 on Saturday and the MAA Mathematical Contest in Modeling Winners Session on Saturday at 3:15 p.m.

To qualify for Pi Mu Epsilon transportation funding a student speaker or delegate must attend all Pi Mu Epsilon activities at the 2006 MathFest in Knoxville. In particular:

I will attend the student reception 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and present my receipts and/or mileage for transportation to the PME Treasurer Leo Schneider.

I will attend all of the sessions of PME talks both Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon.

I will purchase a ticket for the PME banquet Friday, and I will attend it.

I will attend the Frame Lecture after the PME banquet Friday evening and pick up my reimbursement check from the PME Treasurer after that lecture.

If you checked "No" for any statement, you must seek an exemption from Joan Weiss, President of the Pi Mu Epsilon. Students who miss any of the above without an exemption jeopardize their entire PME transportation reimbursement.

NOTE: This year a Math Jeopardy game is being held immediately after the student reception on Wednesday. Pi Mu Epsilon has been asked to enter a team and wants to recruit a team from the registered student speakers and delegates. If more than four students volunteer to participate in the Math Jeopardy game, then during the student reception in Knoxville, PME will hold a random drawing from among those interested to select the four members of the PME Math Jeopardy team.

I am interested in representing Pi Mu Epsilon as a contestant in Math Jeopardy at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Student speakers must complete the remainder of this form.

Due to the large number of students who wish to present at summer meetings and with a desire to avoid redundancy in their programs, the MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activity and Pi Mu Epsilon have agreed not to accept papers submitted by the same student to both paper sessions at MathFest. This applies even if the papers are different. Furthermore, in the case of joint authorship, it is not permissible for one co-author to apply to one session while another submits the same paper to the other session. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to apply for transportation funds from both organizations. Therefore:

I agree not to apply to give a paper at the MAA Student Paper Session.

The rooms in which the presentation will be given in Knoxville will be furnished with a standard overhead projector and screen. Other media services cannot be provided. However for the Knoxville meeting, speakers will be allowed to bring their own projection system (to use PowerPoint, for example).

I understand the equipment policy.

Title of Presentation
Abstract (50 words or less; LaTex code can be used)
Presentation Faculty Advisor Name*
Presentation Faculty Advisor E-mail
Presentation Faculty Advisor Telephone Number

Note: Presentation time limit of 15 minutes will be strictly enforced.

*Note: The Presentation Faculty Advisor should be the faculty member who served as your faculty advisor or instructor for the project on which your presentation is based. The Presentation Faculty Advisor will be contacted to verify suitability of the project for presentation at the Pi Mu Epsilon National Meeting.


If, after hitting the Submit key, you do not see a verification, please notify Angela Spalsbury.

If the PME Advisor does not receive confirmation of receipt of this form within 5 days please email Angela Spalsbury. Questions or comments on the conference itself may also be sent to her.