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Welcome to the website for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the 
Michigan section of the Mathematical Association of America.

The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the MAA and MichMATYC will occur Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, 2013 at Lake Superior State University. This will be a historic meeting as this is the first time it will be held in the Upper Peninsula. Sault Sainte Marie is located 50 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge, making it roughly 285 miles from either Lansing or Grand Rapids and about 330 miles from Ann Arbor. So, it will be a longer drive than in years past but affords all of us an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful areas of the state.  

The Program Committee is delighted to announce a speaker list that includes plenary addresses by:
    
Hyman Bass (University of Michigan),
Rick Gillman (Valparaiso University)
Peggy House (Northern Michigan University),
                                                                    Nancy Sattler (President-Elect AMATYC, Terra CC), and
                                                                    Walter Stromquist (Mathematics Magazine Editor, Swarthmore College).

In addition, we look forward to local-invited talks given by a number of our Michigan colleagues. Further details about the program schedule, including titles and abstracts of these presentations, will appear in the in the pages attached to this website and in the Spring Newsletter.

Contributed talks form an essential component of the Annual Meeting. The Program Committee requests that all Section members consider giving a contributed talk, as this venue is an excellent way to share your scholarly work, become better acquainted with your Michigan colleagues, and foster opportunities for collaborative work.  Talks may be on any subject related to mathematics: mathematical scholarship, expository mathematics, or issues related to curriculum or pedagogy in the collegiate classroom.  

In addition, we invite undergraduate and graduate students to give presentations at the meeting; faculty should encourage their students to consider this opportunity.  The Ron Mosier Memorial Award will again be presented to the student(s) with the most outstanding talk.  Ron was a mathematician whose contributions to the subject spanned both pure and applied areas.  He also was a regular attendee at the Annual Meeting, and one of the things he most enjoyed was the student talks.  

The meeting is scheduled to run all day Friday and through mid-day on Saturday.  There will be luncheons both days and a banquet Friday evening. As is our custom, the section will present both a teaching award and a service award at the Friday banquet.  Both of the luncheons and the banquet will be followed by a plenary talk.

The 2013 Program Committee consists of:
    Steve Blair (EMU), 
    Frances Lichtman (Delta),
    Collette  Coullard (LSSU), 
    and  John Kiltinen (NMU).  

The 2013 Local Arrangements Committee consists of:
  Tom Boger (chair), 
  Collette Coullard, 
  Sherry Duesing, 
  Lorraine Gregory, 
  Kimberly Muller, 
  Brian Snyder, and
  Colleen Barr (administrative assistant).

Steve Blair, Four-Year College Vice Chair
sblair6@emich.edu