Pi Mu Epsilon National Conference at MAA MathFest


San Jose, California
Thursday afternoon August 2 through Saturday evening August 4, 2007


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. Additional Pi Mu Epsilon students register as non-reimbursed delegates to the San Jose conference.

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, June 15, 2007.

Although electronic submission is preferred, you may also download and print an equivalent form and mail it so it arrives before Friday, June 15. 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 2006-2007 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 words: "Student speakers must complete the remainder of this form."

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

I will register for MathFest as an "Undergrad PME Student" 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 exciting mathematical activities at MathFeast that do not conflict with PME activities. You are especially encouraged to attend the MAA-sponsored undergraduate student activities including the MAA Student lecture at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mathematical Jeopardy Friday evening, the MAA Undergraduate Student Activities Session at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the MAA Student Celebration at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, and the MAA Mathematical Contest in Modeling Winners Session at 2:30 p.m Sunday.

To qualify for Pi Mu Epsilon transportation funding, a student speaker or delegate must attend all Pi Mu Epsilon activities at the 2007 MathFest in San Jose. In particular:

I will attend the student reception 5:00 p.m. Thursday 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 Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon.

I will attend the PME banquet Saturday. (Your "Undergrad PME Student" registration at MathFest includes your ticket to this banquet.)

I will complete the PME Participant Evaluation Form, which will be available from the moderator at each session of PME talks.

I will attend the Frame Lecture after the PME banquet Saturday evening and turn in my Participant Evaluation Form to and pick up my reimbursement check from the PME Treasurer Leo Schneider 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.

Student speakers must complete the remainder of this form.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics offers prizes for outstanding presentations on applied mathematics. The MAA's Special Interest Group for Environmental Mathematics offers prizes for outstanding presentations on environmental mathematics. This year for the first time BioSIGMAA will also offer one prize to a PME or MAA student speaker for an outstanding presentation that addresses a problem at the nexus of mathematics and biology. The purpose of the following questions is to cluster the talks that might be eligible for these special prizes in our program for the benefit of the SIAM, SIGMAA-EM, and BioSIGMAA judges.

I consider my talk to be in the area of Applied Mathematics.

I consider my talk to be in the area of Environmental Mathematics.

I consider my talk to address a problem at the nexus of mathematics and biology.

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.

All of the rooms in which the presentations will be given in San Jose will be furnished with a standard overhead projector and screen. Some rooms will also be provided with a projection system (to use PowerPoint, for example), but students must furnish their own computer and cables to connect to the VGA port of the projector. Since Murphy's Law applies to technology, students hoping to use the projection system should also be prepared to give their presentation using slides on the overhead projector, if necessary.

I understand the equipment policy.

I will bring a laptop and plan to use the projection system.

I am aware that the 15 minute time limit for presentations will be strictly enforced.

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: 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 and the Presentation Faculty Advisor do 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.