The FINE PRINT for Speakers and Delegates
Speaker and delegate eligibility
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 Delegate or Speaker. 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 3, 2005. 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 grants to student speakers and delegates. The grants are intended to cover transportation 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, each additional speaker up to four additional speakers receives 20% of the amount of reimbursement for the first speaker, 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.
Pi Mu Epsilon partially subsidizes the cost of the Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet for speakers and delegates. Other food and lodging costs for speakers are partially subsidized by a small grant from the National Security Agency [NSA]. The exact amount will be determined 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.