Pi Mu Epsilon 2011 National Conference at MAA MathFest,

Lexington, Kentucky, Wednesday afternoon August 3 through Friday evening August 5, 2011


Deadline for all applications:

5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, June 10, 2011


Part 1: All students must complete this section.

Type of Application
U.S. Citizen? (Federal regulations permit us to offer NSA funding only to U.S. citizens.)
Student's First Name
Student's Last Name
Student's Email Address
Student's Cell Phone Number
Student Permanent Address
State, Zipcode
Student Summer Address (if different from above)
State, Zipcode
College or University attended during 2010-2011 academic year
Degree and major
Intended graduation date
PME State and Chapter
Month and year of initiation into PME
PME Chapter Advisor Name
PME Chapter Advisor E-mail
PME Chapter Advisor Telephone Number

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. Since this is an undergraduate conference, all research presented by speakers must have been completed while they were undergraduates. To insure that all work completed as an undergraduate has the chance to be presented, we do permit recently graduated students to present. However, we expect that student speakers and delegates have not completed more than 30 semester hours (or the equivalent) in a graduate program in mathematics (or a related field) prior to July 31, 2011.

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

I will register for MathFest as a PME Speaker/Delegate either through the MAA website or using printed materials from the April issue of the MAA FOCUS. Do not purchase a Pi Mu Epsilon banquet ticket, as you will be given a complimentary ticket at the Pi Mu Epsilon student reception on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 4:30 p.m.

Tee Shirt Size

Banquet Meal Choice

You are very strongly encouraged to attend the many exciting mathematical activities at MathFest that do not conflict with PME activities. You are especially encouraged to attend the MAA-sponsored undergraduate student activities including Mathematical Jeopardy on Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:15 p.m., the MAA Lecture for Students at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, the MAA Undergraduate Student Activity Sessions at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, and the MAA Ice Cream Social at 9:00 p.m. on Friday.


Part 2: To be completed only by students who plan to give a talk. If you are not giving a talk, skip to Part 3 below by clicking here.

Important Note: Effective at the 2011 MathFest, joint student talks, i.e., those with more than one presenter, will not be permitted.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIAM, may offer a prize for an outstanding presentation on applied mathematics. The MAA's Special Interest Group for Environmental Mathematics, SIGMAA-EM, may offer a prize for an outstanding presentation on environmental mathematics. The MAA's Special Interest Group on Biology, BioSIGMAA, may offer a prize for an outstanding presentation on research at the nexus of mathematics and biology.

The purpose of the following question is to compile lists of talks that might be eligible for prizes sponsored by SIAM, SIGMAA-EM, and BioSIGMAA.

Please check exactly one of the following four boxes:

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 Lexington will be furnished 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. Neither chalkboards nor overhead projectors for slide transparencies will be provided.

I understand the equipment policy.

Each presentation may last no more than 15 minutes, not including questions. A PME council member will serve as session moderator and strictly enforce this time limit. At the conclusion of the 15 minute presentation, the moderator will give the audience an additional two minutes to ask questions.

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

Complete Presentation Title
Abbreviated Presentation Title (40 character maximum)
Topic Category
Abstract (150 words or less; LaTex code can be used)
Presentation Faculty Advisor Name*
Presentation Faculty Advisor E-mail
Presentation Faculty Advisor Telephone Number
I understand that joint talks are not permitted.

*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 may be contacted to verify suitability of the project for presentation at the Pi Mu Epsilon National Meeting.

Part 3: Speakers and delegates applying for transportation support must complete this section. If you are not applying for such support, skip to Part 4 below by clicking here.

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

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

To qualify for Pi Mu Epsilon transportation funding, a student speaker or delegate must attend all Pi Mu Epsilon activities at the 2011 in Lexington. In particular:

I will attend the student reception 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to show PME Secretary-Treasurer Paul Fishback my air fare receipts and/or to verify my mileage for driving. I will pick up my complimentary PME tee-shirt and free ticket to the PME banquet at this time.

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

I will attend the PME banquet at 6:00 p.m. Friday. (All PME Speaks and Delegates who submit this application will receive their free ticket to the banquet at Wednesday's Student Reception.)

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 given by Professor Margaret Wright at 8:00 p.m. after the PME banquet Friday evening. After this event, the Participant Evaluation Form must be presented to PME Secretary-Treasurer Paul Fishback, who will present you your travel reimbursement check from PME.

If you checked "No" for any statement,you must seek a prior exemption from PME President David Sutherland (sutherlandd@hendrix.edu). Students who miss any of the above without an exemption jeopardize their entire PME reimbursement.

Part 4: Final Submission

Please note the following:

  • If the PME Advisor and the Presentation Faculty Advisor do not receive confirmation of acceptance of your presentation by Friday, June 17, 2011, please email PME National Secretary-Treasurer Paul Fishback at secretary-treasurer@pme-math.org.

  • All speakers and delegates requesting reimbursement should contact PME National Secretary-Treasurer Paul Fishback at secretary-treasurer@pme-math.org if they do not receive an inquiry about their transportation costs within one week of receiving their confirmations.

  • If, after hitting the Submit key, you are not directed to a submission confirmation page, please notify the PME Webmaster at webmaster@pme-math.org.



Questions or comments about the conference itself should also be directed to Paul Fishback at secretary-treasurer@pme-math.org