Nearly 300 students from 38 states will make their way to UNL for the 14th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Jan. 27-29.
The conference is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the country. It will offer outstanding undergraduate women mathematicians at all stages of their careers opportunities to discuss their research and to meet other women who share their interest in mathematical sciences.
UNL faculty and staff can attend conference sessions at no charge. All events are held on City Campus or at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P St. A complete schedule is available at http://go.unl.edu/jjs.
The plenary speakers are National Academy of Sciences member Ingrid Daubechies and Sara Billey.
Daubechies will discuss "Animation: Teeth and Skeletons," after the conference opens at 3:40 p.m., Jan. 27, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Daubechies is a professor of mathematics at Duke University.
Billey's presentation, "An Introduction to the Combinatorics and Geometry of Schubert Varieties," is 3:10 to 4:05 p.m., Jan. 28 in the Embassy Suites Regency Ballroom BC. Billey is a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle.
The conference also includes a poster session featuring the research of students. The session is 2 to 3 p.m., Feb. 28 in the Embassy Suites Regents Ballroom A.
Conference participants will have an opportunity to learn about life in graduate school from the perspective of current women graduate students representing math departments from across the country. Panel discussions will be held featuring representatives from government and private companies who will talk about their careers and how conference participants can put their advanced math skills to use in a variety of careers.
For more information about the conference, go to http://go.unl.edu/b6r.
The conference is sponsored by UNL and its Department of Mathematics and Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education; the National Science Foundation; and the National Security Agency.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/b6r