The 11th Annual Michigan Undergraduate Math Conference
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 22, 2008
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2008
Campus Parking: Lots E6 and E7 (see campus map)
David Bressoud is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College and president-elect of the Mathematical Association of America. He served in the Peace Corps, teaching math and science at the Clare Hall School in Antigua, West Indies before studying with Emil Grosswald at Temple University and then teaching at Penn State for 17 years, eight of them as full professor. He chaired the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macalester from 1995 until 2001. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Minnesota, Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France), and the State College Area High School.
Prof. Bressoud has received the MAA Distinguished Teaching Award (Allegheny Mountain Section), the MAA Beckenbach Book Award for Proofs and Confirmations, and has been a Pólya Lecturer for the MAA. He is a recipient of Macalester's Jefferson Award. He has published over fifty research articles in number theory, combinatorics, and special functions. His other books include Factorization and Primality Testing, Second Year Calculus from Celestial Mechanics to Special Relativity, A Radical Approach to Real Analysis (now in 2nd edition), and, with Stan Wagon, A Course in Computational Number Theory. His latest book, A Radical Approach to Lebesgue's Theory of Integration, was published in January, 2008.
Prof. Bressoud chairs the MAA special interest group, Teaching Advanced High School Mathematics. He has chaired the AP Calculus Development Committee and has served as Director of the FIPSE-sponsored program Quantitative Methods for Public Policy. He has been involved in the activities and programs of both the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society.
A native of Pennsylvania, Prof. Bressoud lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Jan, and cat, Herodotus.
Funding for the MUMC is provided by grant DMS-0536991 through the MAA Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference program, www.maa.org/RUMC/
Other support has been generously provided by:
John Clifford, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, Chair
John Gillespie, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Margret Höft, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Joan Remski, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Jennifer Zhao, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Ricardo Alfaro, The University of Michigan-Flint
Matt Boelkins, Grand Valley State University
Sivaram Narayan, Central Michigan University
Darin Stephenson, Hope College
Aklilu Zeleke, Michigan State University