MAA Icoso

Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America

Spring 2007 Meeting

Keene State College


MAA Icoso

Invited Speakers | Program Schedule | Project NExT | Abstract Submission | Registration | Meals | Travel | Lodging | Committees | Keene State College


The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. Our 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. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.

The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."

This page provides information about the NES/MAA Spring 2007 Meeting and links to information about the meeting. It will be updated as additional information becomes available.

The meeting will be held at Keene State College on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, 2007 and will feature 6 invited speakers including a Battles lecturer.

There will also be undergraduate student presentations, graduate student presentations, and regular contributed presentations. There will be an opening banquet on Friday night and a luncheon on Saturday.


Invited Speakers

The biographies of the invited speakers and the abstracts of their presentations are available below.


Program Schedule

The program for the meeting is given below. Please check back the website during the week of the meeting to obtain final room locations. All rooms are located in the Science Center (#19 on campus map).


Friday, June 8th

12:00-2:00 PM

Science Center 102


  Science Center 201


"The Impact of Ballistics on Mathematics"
Shawnee McMurran - Science Center 101


"Euler as an Old Man:   The 1770’s"
Edward Sandifer - Science Center 101


Science Center 102, 126, 127


Zorn Dining Commons


FRANK BATTLES LECTURE:   "Squaring the Plane"
Jim Henle - Science Center 101



Saturday, June 9th

8:00 - 8:50 AM

9:00 - 9:50

“Origami Math and its Increasing Intersections”
Thomas Hull - Science Center 101

9:50 10:30



"A Peculiar Connection Between the Axiom of Choice and Predicting the Future"
  Alan Taylor - Science Center 101


Science Center 101

11:50-1:00 PM

Zorn Dining Commons


"Voting with Rubber Bands and Pulleys"
William Zwicker - Science Center 101


Science Center 126, 127, 129

Origami Geometry Workshop
Thomas Hull - Science Center 102


Project NExT

The Northeastern Section is continuing a Section NExT program for new and relatively new colleagues at this year's FALL/SPRING Section meeting. By providing talks and workshops on issues of interest, opportunities to meet and share ideas with other new colleagues, and an introduction into Section activities, we hope to assist new faculty in their transition from graduate school to professional academic life.

The Section NExT program will be on Friday, June 8th, 2007. Please indicate your attendance on your preregistration form.

Abstract Submission

Would you like to present at the meeting? Here's how:


There is no online registration for this meeting, but there are two other options.

You may register at the meeting if you wish; however, it would help to plan the meeting if you pre-register by mail.
Pre-registration will (i) save you money since the on-site registration fees are $5 more than the pre-registration fees, and (ii) guarantee your meals.


Friday dinner and Saturday lunch cannot be guaranteed unless reservations are made and paid for via the preregistration process by Friday, May 25, 2007. You are welcome to purchase tickets for spouses and guests to join you for the meals.

There will be limited tickets available for the banquet and the luncheon at the meeting.


Travel and Parking



Campus Housing

You may reserve a room on campus in the college residence halls. The halls we will be using are apartment buildings with 4 one-person bedrooms per apartment. Please note that the apartments are not air conditioned.

Hotel/Motel/Bed and Breakfast Information

If you prefer off campus housing, you may reserve a room with a special rate at the following hotels/motels/bed and breakfasts. Except for the Super 8 motel, all other establishments are located within a mile of Keene State College.



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About Keene State College and its Mathematics Department

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Last modified: 23rd of May 2007