Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
April 22-23, 2016

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Call for Papers

The Rose-Hulman conference has from its inception been focused on undergraduates presenting their mathematical findings. We invite presentations in any area of mathematics, statistics, or data science; however, we especially encourage talks related to humanitarian efforts, as these relate to the conference theme. A presentation can be about work done in an REU, senior thesis, independent study, or an interesting class project. The conference aims to provide a pleasant atmosphere in which students can initiate their foray into mathematical presentation. All talks, with the exception of plenaries, are presented by undergraduates, for undergraduates, and (largely) to undergraduates. While the conference organizers reserve the right to reject a submission if it is deemed inappropriate, generally all abstracts submitted are accepted for presentation. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 11:59pm on April 15, 2016.

Each presenter will be given 20 minutes for their presentation. Talks will be given in parallel sessions throughout the conference. All speakers must register for the conference in order to present a talk. An abstract for the presentation is to be submitted via the online registration system; the online registration can be accessed via the link on the left-hand side of this site.

Speaker Guidelines:

  • You will be allotted 20 minutes. You should plan to leave a couple of minutes at the end of your presentation for questions.
  • A chair will be assigned to facilitate each session. The chair will introduce the speakers, assist in the distribution of any handouts, signal the end of the presentation, and ask for questions from the audience.
  • If handouts are to be provided, give them to the chair prior to the beginning of your session. Plan to bring about 50 handouts and be prepared to give attendees your email address in case the supply runs out.
  • Do not plan to present so much detailed material that your presentation becomes rushed. Focus on providing the audience with insight into your topic and its key notions during the presentation. A well-chosen specific example can be far more memorable than a lot of theory. Remember that very few members of the audience will be experts in the field you are discussing.
  • The use of PowerPoint or Beamer slides is generally expected. Make sure that the font size is big enough to be seen clearly 50 to 100 feet away. Simply copying or displaying ordinary typewritten pages will be insufficient for most audience members.
  • Here is an excellent video guide to giving good presentations.
(Adapted from the MAA)


Eric Reyes
Joe Eichholz
Key Dates

Registration Opens: February 1
Deadline for Distinguished Paper Award: March 14
Deadline for Submitting a Talk: April 15
Online Registration Closes: April 15
This conference is graciously sponsored by

Sandia National Labs Metron, Inc. Allstate Minitab
Maplesoft Pearson Publishing