The third annual Mathematics Continued Conference for undergraduate students will take place on October 23rd. The conference will be in person hosted by the University of Connecticut, but the event will be held virtually. The main goal of the conference is to give undergraduate students interested in math an idea of what graduate school may be like and to showcase some current research done by grad students and faculty members. The talks at the conference will be given at the level of junior or senior undergraduates, but we hope that students of all levels will be inspired to continue their studies after seeing the wide range of research opportunities available in math. During the activities led by graduate students, we will give the opportunity for undergraduate students to immerse themselves into different facets of mathematics: research, computations, education, and community building. We will also have a poster session to provide undergraduates with an opportunity to present their own work.
For more information, please visit: https://mcc.math.uconn.edu/
On behalf of the AMS Graduate Student Chapter, we want to thank everyone who joined our work retreat on Saturday, March 7th. It was nice to work in a synergistic environment with your fellows’ grad students to prepare for the rest of the spring semester or take a break on a busy day to have some tea/coffee with a snack and chat a bit. We hope you managed to be productive, and more importantly to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic period.
Stay tuned to our emails next semester – we would definitely host it again.
On October 24th, 2019, the UConn graduate student chapter of the AMS held its Third Annual Integration Bee. Undergraduates of varying levels of mathematical background came together to test their knowledge of integrals. For the first round, all students were given the same three integrals to work out on a sheet of paper. To advance to the second round, they needed to solve two out of the three integrals within five minutes. In the succeeding rounds, students took turns in groups of four to six, going to the blackboard to compute a randomly chosen integral in under four minutes. In each round, if the student did not finish in the given time, or finished but provided an incorrect solution, they received a strike. After a student received two strikes, they were eliminated from the competition.
After an hour and a half, every student had received at least one strike except for Brian Behrens, who had correctly solved all other integrals up to that point. When all students received an additional strike for a very challenging integral, Brian was crowned the winner and was able to watch as the rest battled for second and third place.
With five students remaining, the competition continued until we got down to the final two contestants for second and third place: Keegan Yao and Nick Juricic. They battled back and forth for over 10 additional rounds, both always getting the correct answers. In the final round, they were asked to evaluate a challenging integral in the usual four-minute time frame. Nicks’s solution had one minor mistake while Keegan Yao successfully solved the integral and earned second place in the competition.
Contestants who scored in the top three won prizes that were generously donated from our sponsors: 1st place received a visa gift card provided by Cengage, 2nd place received a gift card to Lizzie’s Curbside Catering, and Gansett wraps, and 3rd place received a gift card to Dog Lane Cafe.
Although there were only three winners who officially won prizes, all students who attended the Integration Bee received a nice meal, compliments of the AMS, as well as the joy of solving math problems.
On October 24, 2019, the UConn AMS Student Chapter will be hosting the third annual integration bee in Monteith 313. Due to the proximity of this event to the spookiest day of the year, anyone who wears a bee costume will automatically be advanced to the second round.
The registration is open to any undergraduate student who has taken or is currently taking calculus II or considers themselves an integral expert. The final three contenders will receive prizes that are sure to bee amazing.
Food and drink will be provided at the event for all the bees in the hive. If you plan to attend the event, please register by emailing email@example.com, but walk-ins are also welcome.
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On October 25, 2018, the UConn graduate chapter of the AMS will be hosting the second annual integration bee in Monteith 313. Due to the proximity of this event to the spookiest day of the year, anyone who wears a bee costume will automatically be advanced to the second round (please do not bring actual bees).
The integration bee will consist of three rounds each of ascending order of difficulty, with the final round carrying the most sting. The final three contenders will receive prizes that are sure to bee amazing. Any undergraduate student who has taken calculus 2 or considers themselves an integral aficionado is welcome to come.
Food and drink will be provided at the event for all the bees in the hive. If you plan to attend the event, please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, but walk-ins are welcome. (by Cory Weinfeld)
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