The twelfth annual FAU Math Day will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University. As usual, participants can expect exciting competitions and instructive lectures designed to please everybody who loves mathematics, who is contemplating a career in mathematics or science, or who already is pursuing such a career. If you are a high school student who likes and enjoys mathematics come for a day of excitement and fun, with a chance to win prizes and to learn more about mathematics. If you are a teacher, come to see your students compete and to meet your college colleagues. Math Day is an opportunity for high school mathematics faculty and mathematically inclined students of schools in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and Dade counties, and for math faculty and students at Florida Atlantic University to get together, get to know each other, and share their appreciation of mathematics.
Last year's keynote speaker is Professor Ami Radunskaya, who is a Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College, in Claremont, California. Professor Radunskaya is a very distinguished mathematician and an award winning teacher. She has worked hard in increasing diversity in mathematics and is the co-director of the EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) program. Her areas of research are dynamical systems and mathematical biology, specially mathematical models of cancer immunotherapy, designing strategies for delivery of drugs to the brain, modeling the fate of blood clots and the effect of anti-coagulant. Her work in dynamical systems is closely related to the other passion in Professor Radunskaya's life, namely music. She is a concert level cello player. During 2016 she will serve as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
About FAU. Florida Atlantic University serves over 30,000 undergraduates, and 5,000 graduate and professional students in a rapidly expanding urban environment with a main campus located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, on an 850-acre site in Boca Raton. The department of mathematical sciences offers the degrees BA, BS, MS, MS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, MS in Teaching, and PhD in Mathematics. There are 35 faculty members in the department, most of them actively engaged in research in areas that range from the purely classical to cutting edge applications in biomathematics and communications security. Students graduating from the department have the option of pursuing careers in teaching, in industry, or continue their mathematical education by enrolling in a graduate program, either at FAU or elsewhere. For qualified students, the department offers a combined BS-MS program.
Math Day 2017 is made possible through the very generous underwriting sponsorship of Wells Fargo Bank.
Math Day is organized by Tomas Schonbek, Erik Lundberg, Emily Cimillo, and Sonia Kimbrough. However, it would not be possible without the enthusiastic and indispensable support received from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the Center for Cryptology and Information Security, the staff, faculty, and students of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and last, but definitely not least, from all the hard working high school mathematics teachers in Broward, Palm Beach, Dade, and Martin counties.