Mathematics Department to Host 96th Annual Meeting of MAA Southeastern Section

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MACON – The Mathematics Department in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts will host the 96th annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southeastern Section on March 10-11. 

An estimated 400 mathematicians, graduate and undergraduate students, high school teachers and other mathematics enthusiasts from five states will be in attendance.

“The conference will feature nationally prominent mathematicians, including Mercer's own Dr. Carolyn Yackel, as well as Dr. Tim Chartier of Davidson College and Dr. Ken Ono of Emory University,” said Dr. Keith Howard, professor and chair of the Mathematics Department and interim dean of graduate studies.

“As a part of the conference, a display of mathematically inspired artwork, 'Adjacent,' will be featured in the Frances Sewell Plunkett Gallery in Hardman Hall. In addition, faculty and students from schools across the southeastern U.S. will present talks and posters on different areas of mathematics.”

MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Members include university, college and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business and industry.

MAA's Southeastern Section “strives to advance the mathematical sciences within the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee by considering mathematical professionals at all levels in the design of its program and activities, with a special emphasis on the collegiate level.”

For more information, visit www.maa.org.

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​