Submit a paper for Mathfest 2016

This year PME students will submit their talks through the MAA website using the same method as any Mathfest speaker. Detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of this page. Please read the information below before submitting your paper.

Students who wish to present in the Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions at MathFest 2016 should consult with their PME Chapter Advisor before submitting a paper or applying for funding. Students may not apply for funding from both PME and MAA. All PME speakers must be members of the chapter at their home institution. They must get approval from their chapter advisor before applying to speak in the PME Student Sessions. Joint presentations are not allowed in the PME Student Sessions.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for PME student papers is Friday, June 3, 2016. Every student paper session room will be equipped with a computer projector and a screen. Presenters must provide their own laptops or have access to one. Each student talk is fifteen minutes in length.

Each chapter may designate up to 5 student speakers for transportation support of up to $600 per student with a $1200 per Chapter maximum. Transportation expenses include airfare, airport parking, ground transportation, and driving mileage. In addition to travel expenses, Pi Mu Epsilon awards sustenance grants to help pay for students’ food and housing. These grants are funded by a generous grant from the National Security Agency and vary in value each year depending on the number of students needing funding. Almost all PME student speakers receive travel and sustenance grants.

Students will receive travel reimbursement and sustenance checks after the Frame lecture at the meeting. No funds are available from PME before that time.

PME speakers must Register for Mathfest under the Undergraduate PME Student Speaker or Chapter Delegate category. All PME students are expected to take full part in the meeting and attend all activities sponsored for students at Mathfest. These events include the Opening PME-MAA Student Reception, the PME Student Paper Sessions, the PME Banquet, and the J. Sutherland Frame Lecture.

This year PME students will submit their talks through the MAA website using the same method as any Mathfest speaker.

To submit a talk for the PME Student Sessions:

2. Click on Submit an Abstract
3. Create an account and log in
4. On the next page on the line for Undergraduate Student Paper Sessions (SPS) click on Submit SPS Abstract  
5. On the next page you will enter your talk Title
6. On the next page you will Select a Session, Select PME Student Paper Sessions 
7. On the next page you will confirm your Name, Institution, and Contact Information
8. On the next page you will confirm your author information.
9. On the next page you will input your Abstract
10. Continue through the process until you see the green check confirming your submission is complete.