Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference
at James Madison University

  Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Invited Talks:
Michael Mossinghoff
Robin Wilson

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Contact the organizers: SUMS at math dot jmu dot edu
The fourth annual SUMS conference was held on Saturday, October 18, 2008. Approximately 200 people from eight states participated in SUMS. Students gave twenty-one contributed talks and presented twenty-eight posters on a variety of mathematical and statistical topics.

SUMS at JMU is an annual one day conference promoting undergraduate research in mathematics, statistics, and their applications. The conference features contributed undergraduate research talks, invited talks aimed at a general undergraduate math audience, a poster session, graduate school, research, and math careers panels, and a math competition workshop for high school students.  Anyone who has done original research in mathematics or statistics while an undergraduate is invited to contribute a 15 minute talk about his or her research. Undergraduate and high school students are invited to present research or expository posters on any mathematical topic.  A short article about this year's conference appeared in the online edition of the Madison Scholar.

Support for this conference was provided by National Science Foundation grant DMS-0536991  through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program. Additional support is provided by the College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at JMU, the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity at JMU, Pi Mu Epsilon, the Math Club at JMU, and  James Madison University.

The publishing houses of Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson Brooks/Cole), Pearson Education, AK Peters, ElsevierWiley Publishing also provided generous support for SUMS, as did puzzle makers Sterling Publishing, Puzzle Master, Bill Cutler Puzzles and Meffert's.