Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Friday and Saturday, March 13th and 14th, 1998
The goal of the Rose-Hulman Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics is to
spotlight and celebrate the accomplishments and work of undergraduate mathematicians. We
typically invite 2 or 3 talks from professional mathematicians, but all other
talks are contributed by undergraduate mathematics students. Appropriate
material for contributed talks runs the gamut from challenging class projects
to expository talks on interesting mathematical topics to work done with a
faculty member or research done in an REU.
The Registration Desk will be open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Friday on the first
floor of Hadley Hall which is right inside the doors adjacent to the circle at
the front entrance of campus. If you are pre-registered, you will be able to
check-in and pick up all of your materials for the meeting at this location.
At other hours, come to the math department which is on the 2nd floor of Crapo
If you don't have a registration form, you can register by mailing the information
below to "Kurt Bryan, Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics, Dept. of Mathematics,
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN 47803." Send your
For students who will present a talk, the title and an abstract should be electronically
mailed to Kurt Bryan at Kurt.Bryan@Rose-Hulman.edu.
Please include requests for special equipment needs.
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Are you Faculty or Student?
- If student, do you want to stay with a Rose-Hulman student and if so,
are you male or female?
- Faculty: Send $45 ($55 if paid at the door) payable to RHIT-Department
- Students not presenting: Send $10 payable to RHIT-Department
- Students presenting: No Charge
Here's the whole schedule.
Where We'll Be.
The conference will be held on the Rose-Hulman Campus in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The location of the Friday evening parties will be included in your registration
packet. Contributed talks will be on the second floor of Crapo Hall, and
the invited talks will be in either E-104 or the GM room, both in Moench Hall.
We'll eat lunch in the Hulman Memorial Union. Here's a campus
map and here's a local map (92
Here are driving
directions to Terre Haute and Rose-Hulman from the most common directions
The conference officially opens after lunch on Friday, March 13. Your registration
fees (which is free for speakers) will cover the cost of lunch on Friday, refreshments
during the meeting, dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday. All meals will be
located in the Hulman Memorial Union in the Louise Kahn Room (formerly the west-side
of the North Room.) There will also be plenty of drinks, donuts, and fruit available
before and during the talks.
Lodging and Airport Transportation
Students can choose to bunk up with Rose-Hulman students free of charge. (Arrangements
will be made by the organizers and students choosing this option will be told
where they are sleeping during the meeting on Friday.) Otherwise, conference
participants should reserve rooms as far in advance as possible. We will post
local hotel information right here by the first of December.
To get from I-70 & US-41 to Rose-Hulman, head on I-70 East and take exit
11. Head north 3 miles on US-46 (the exit turns 180 degrees from the freeway,
and you'll make a right turn at the stop sign) and turn right on US-40 (where
US-46 terminates.) Rose-Hulman is on your left, so take the first paved left
turn. Here's a local
Note, all hotels have a 7 percent tax in addition to the price listed above.
- Drury Inn at I-70 and US-41. Phone: (812) 238-1206 or (800)
325-8300. Price: $49 per night.
- Pear-Tree Inn at I-70 and US-41. Phone: (812) 234-4268. Price: $49
- Holiday Inn at I-70 and US-41. Phone: (812) 232-6081 or
(800) HOLIDAY. Price: $89 per night.
- Fairfield Inn at 451 E. Margaret (behind Drury and Pear-Tree). Phone: (812)
235-2444. Price: $66 per night.
- Comfort Suites at 501 E. Margaret (behind Drury and Pear-Tree). Phone: (812)
235-1770. Price: $54 per night.
- Dollar Inn at 101 Margaret. Phone: (812) 232-8006. Price: $25.00
- Best Western at I-70 and US-41. Phone: (812) 234-7781 or
(800) 528-1234. Price: $45 single.
- Motel 6 at I-70 & US-41. Phone: (812) 238-1586. Price: $25
- Larry Bird's Boston Connection 555 S. 3rd Street. Phone: (800)
255-3399 (Indiana) (812) 235-3333. Price: $58 single.
- Sycamore Farm at 4851 East Poplar. Phone: (812) 877-9288.
(Bed and Breakfast - and it is really a GREAT breakfast!) Price: $74
- 7.40 conference discount per night. The closest place to Rose-Hulman is
one of the newest lodging alternatives in Terre Haute and has become a favorite
place to stay.
You can fly directly to Terre Haute's Hulman Regional Airport. If you fly
into Indianapolis (about 70 miles away) you can catch a shuttle to Terre Haute.
The service is provided by Turner Coaches. Call (812) 232-5252 for the latest
schedules and fares.
Look Who's Talking!
INVITED SPEAKERS: (Titles have hyper-text links to abstracts).
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS: Talks are solicited from students dealing with any
aspect of undergraduate mathematics. The presentations, which should be no longer
than 20 minutes (including time for questions), could include (but are not limited
to) topics from algebra, calculus, geometry, history of mathematics, graph theory, "how
I do it", mathematical modeling, chaos theory and/or fractal geometry, probability
and statistics, and other topics in mathematics. There is no registration fee
for those students presenting papers and free housing will be provided for all students
attending the conference. The title and a brief abstract should be submitted
no later than Friday, March 6, 1998.
Here's the whole schedule.
Thanks to generous donations from Addison-Wesley, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Brooks-Cole
publishers, we will be able to offer many popular titles in advanced mathematics
and math history for conference presenters---free! Every speaker will receive
a copy of McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of Mathematics, plus another book.
The 16th Annual Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference will be on Friday
and Saturday, March 19-20, 1999.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Kurt Bryan: (812)-877-8485, Kurt.Bryan@Rose-Hulman.edu or
Dr. Yosi Shibberu: (812)-877-8123, Yosi.Shibberu@Rose-Hulman.edu
Department of Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Last Update: March 11, 1998.