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.
1998 Conference Information 


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 hall.

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 Please include requests for special equipment needs. 


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 Kb).

Here are driving directions to Terre Haute and Rose-Hulman from the most common directions and highways. 


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 map (92 Kb).

Note, all hotels have a 7 percent tax in addition to the price listed above.

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.

Everything Else

Free Books!

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.

Planning Ahead?

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, or
Dr. Yosi Shibberu: (812)-877-8123,

Department of Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN 47803
phone: (812)-877-8391
fax: (812)-877-3198

Last Update: March 11, 1998.