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Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America

Spring 2009 Meeting

May 29-30, 2009

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT


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The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.

The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."

Invited Speakers


Program Schedule

11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Registration (Dolan School of Business = DSB)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting (DSB 106)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Class Preserving Dissections Of Convex Quadrilaterals
Dan Ismailescu, Hofstra Univeristy


4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Polyhedral Surfaces in 4-Space: Self-intersections, Linking and the Normal Euler Class
Ockle Johnson, Keene State College


5:00 – 5:50 p.m.
What’s the Story?: A Workshop for Undergraduates on
Presenting Mathematics

Aaron Luttman, Clarkson University
Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University


6:00 – 7:50 p.m.
Reception and Banquet
8:00 – 8:50 p.m.
Battles Lecture: Risk Management Lessons from the Madoff Fraud
Guillaume Weisang, Bentley College
7:00 – 11:30 a.m.
9:00 – 9:50 a.m.
Hérigone's Triangle?
Charles Rocca, Western Connecticut University


10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Noncommutative Algebraic Cryptography
Ben Fine, Fairfield University


11:30 – Noon
Business Meeting
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Contributed and Graduate Student Paper Sessions


Project NExT

The Section NExT program will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Please indicate your attendance on your preregistration form.


Abstract Submission

Would you like to present at the meeting? Here's how:

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2009



There is no online registration for this meeting, but there are two other options.

You may register at the meeting if you wish; however, it would help to plan the meeting if you pre-register by mail.
Pre-registration will (i) save you money since the on-site registration fees are $5 more than the pre-registration fees, and (ii) guarantee your meals.



Friday dinner and Saturday lunch cannot be guaranteed unless reservations are made and paid for via the preregistration process by FRIDAY, May 15, 2009.
You are welcome to purchase tickets for spouses and guests to join you for the meals.

There will be limited tickets available for the banquet and the luncheon at the meeting.

Information about restaurants in the Fairfield area can be found here.





A block of rooms are being held at the following hotels for meeting participants until Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel, and participants should say that they are with the MAA group.

The Westport Inn
1595 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 259-5236
Rates: Two Queen Beds or One King Bed $119 + tax

Best Western Black Rock Inn
100 Kings Highway Cutoff
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 659-2200
Rates: Single Queen Bed $109 + tax; Two Queen Beds $119 + tax

Marriott Trumbull
180 Hawley Ln
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 551-2522
Rates: All Rooms $99 + tax