Ninth Annual


February 9-11, 2007


The Conference will give outstanding undergraduate women the opportunity to discuss their own research and to meet other women who share their interest in the mathematical sciences. Conference activities will occur on the university's city campus, a short walk from downtown Lincoln.

Conference participants will also have a chance to learn about life in graduate school from the perspective of current women graduate students representing math departments from across the country. Although we do not regard this Conference as an appropriate venue for faculty representatives to recruit applicants for their graduate programs, we would like to encourage departments to contact us about sponsoring women graduate students from their programs at the Conference.

We will regularly update this page as plans for the conference are finalized.


Plenary Speakers:
Guests:
Invited Graduate Students:
  • Maia Averett (University of California-San Diego)
  • Sharon Garthwaite (University of Wisconsin)
  • Kristina Lund (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Christine Kraft (Clemson University)
  • Nishali Mehta (Ohio State University)
  • Rebecca Roberts (University of Michigan)
  • M. Shel Swenson (University of Texas-Austin)
  • Andrea Watkins (Duke University)

Panel Discussions:
  • Careers Using Mathematics
  • Choosing a Mathematics Graduate Program

The Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledges generous support from the National Science Foundation (through our Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points grant) and the National Security Agency.

Contributed Presentations

NCUWM is a great opportunity for undergraduate women to present their mathematics research to a supportive audience. We have room in the schedule for 48 15-minute talks by undergraduate women and we have a very large capacity for poster presentations. As of December 29, the talk slots are full. We have a very lively poster session, and there are still a large number of slots available in it. If you prefer to give a talk but are willing to present a poster, we suggest that you register to present a poster but also send an email to ncuwm@math.unl.edu to let us know. If you have already registered to give a talk and are willing to present a poster instead, please let us know right away!

Schedule

The full schedule for the conference is now available. You will receive a printed copy in your registration packet. Please inform us if you find any errors.

Registration

  • The registration deadline is January 19, 2007, but registration may close earlier depending on demand, so register as soon as possible.
  • In fact, we are now very close to capacity for the conference, and so the registration page is no longer online. If you would still like to register, please send an email to ncuwm@math.unl.edu . Note that all slots for speakers have been filled, but preference for the few remaining conference slots will be given to students who wish to present posters containing their work.
  • Don't forget to reserve your room at the Holiday Inn Downtown (402-475-4011; credit card required). Be sure to tell them you are with NCUWM. (Ask for "in house" reservations so you don't get transferred to Holiday Inn's central reservation system. You can also book on-line at www.holiday-inn.com/lincolnne , in which case you should use our three letter group code: UWM.) They will also need to know whether you are an undergraduate woman or a faculty member. Note that we will continue our policy of paying for lodging (Friday and Saturday nights, double-occupancy) for undergraduate women participating in NCUWM; the hotel will only charge your credit card if you do not attend the conference but fail to cancel your reservation by the deadline of Thursday, February 8, 6 pm. For more information, see the information at the bottom of the registration page.
  • There is a $30 registration fee ($20 for UNL students), due by January 26, 2007. Sent to:
    Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Nebraska -- Lincoln
    203 Avery Hall
    Lincoln, NE 68588-0130
  • Participants are encouraged to make travel arrangements as soon as possible to obtain favorable airfares. Once your arrangements are made, don't forget to fill out your final details info! Click here.
  • To request travel support from the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, please attach the Travel Support Request Form to an e-mail sent to ncuwm@math.unl.edu. Please make the subject line "Travel Support Request". Please arrange for your academic advisor or Department Chair to send an email to the same address explaining how much support they are able to provide. Your lodging expenses and most of your food expenses during the conference will be covered by the conference.
  • Special accommodations for disabilities, such as sign language interpreters and large print materials, are available on request. Please send your request to ncuwm@math.unl.edu no later than January 19, and preferably by January 12.

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