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Kansas MAA 2014 Section Meeting

2014 MAA Kansas Sectional Meeting

Emporia State University

March 28-29, 2014

Invited Speakers

Dr. Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of American Statistical Association

Dr. Stephen Kennedy, Carleton College, MAA Senior Acquisitions Editor


Registration (Due by March 14, 2014)

Registration fee: MAA Member: $40, Non-Member: $45, Student or K-12 Teacher: $15.

A $15 late fee will apply to MAA Member and Non-Member registrations received onsite. A $10 late fee will apply to student or K-12 Teacher registrations received onsite. In order to avoid a late fee and guarantee lunch on Saturday you must register before March 7, 2014.

Printable registration form

Please mail the printed form and check to:

Qiang Shi
Department of Mathematics and Economics
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas 66801

Cancellation and refunds

If you must cancel your registration, do so as soon as possible. Substitutions are encouraged. A full refund will be made if cancellation is received by 5 p.m. CST on March 14, 2014. After that date, due to guarantees we must give, refunds are not available.

Call for Contributed Talks

Talks are to be between 15 and 20 minutes in length and may be on research topics or expository in nature and may deal with any topic in mathematics or mathematics education. Student talks, both from undergraduate and graduate students, are welcome.

Printable Abstract Submission Form

Please email the completed form to Qiang Shi at or mail to the following address:

Qiang Shi
Department of Mathematics and Economics
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas 66801

Please include all of the information requested on the abstract form: presenter's name, title, affiliation, contact information, title of talk, abstract, and special accommodations needed (overhead projector, computer, etc.) Also please indicate if the speaker is a student and if the paper is accessible to student audience. Deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 14, 2014.

9th Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition

The competition will be held on Saturday March 29, from 8 am to 11 am. Any questions about the competition should be directed to Dr. Jeremy Wade ( and Dr. Mat Johnson (

More information can be found on the competition website:

Schedule of Events

Schedule and Abstracts

Friday March 28

ESU Memorial Union, Preston Family Room (on the second floor of the Memorial Union)

7:00-7:30 pm: Registration outside the Preston Family Room
7:30-7:40 pm: Welcome by ESU Provost Dr. David Cordle
7:40-8:30 pm: Keynote Address by Dr. Ron Wasserstein
8:30-9:30 pm: Reception

Saturday March 29

All contributed talks are in the Science Hall

Lobby Outside Science Hall 141

7:30 am-9:00 am:  Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 am-3:00 pm:  MAA book display

Science Hall Classrooms

8:00-8:30 am  Chairs and Liaisons Meeting in SH 246
8:30-8:55 am:  Session A-20-minute talks-parallel sessions
9:00-9:25 am:  Session B-20-minute talks-parallel sessions
9:30-9:55 am:  Session C-20-minute talks-parallel sessions
10:00-10:25 am:  Session D-20-minute talks-parallel sessions
10:30-10:55 am:  Session E-20-minute talks-parallel sessions
11:00-11:40 am:   Kansas Section Business Meeting in SH 247

Preston Family Room in the Memorial Union

12:00-12:30 pm:  Lunch
12:30-1:20 pm:  Invited Address by Dr. Stephen Kennedy
1:20-1:50 pm:  Awards Ceremony

Science Hall Classrooms

2:00-2:25 pm:  Session F-20-minute talks-parallel sessions
2:30-2:55 pm:  Session G-20-minute talks-parallel sessions


Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the 2014 Spring Meeting at the following hotels listed below. Mention KSMAA when calling the numbers below.

(1)  Holiday Inn Express (call 620-343-1111 by March 7. Mention KSMAA when calling)
3007 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS
8 Single Kings: $109
8 Double Queens: $109

(2) Flint Hills Inn and Suites(call 620-341-9393 by March 7. Mention KSMAA when calling)
2921 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS
12 Single Kings: $79
4 Single Queens: $79

(3)   Comfort Inn (call 620-342-9700 by February 28. Mention KSMAA when calling.)
2836 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS
16 Double Queens: $85

Maps and Parking

(1)   ESU Campus map:

(2)   ESU Memorial Union map:

(3)   ESU Parking map:

Parking permits are not required Friday after 4:30 pm or Saturday in the orange zone outside the Science Hall.


Qiang Shi
Department of Mathematics and Economics
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas 66801
Office: 620-341-5452
Cell(in case of emergency): 573-529-9986