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2002 AMS and MAA Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, March 8-10, 2002
Meeting #975

Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu

MAA Awards Presentation

Come honor two of your colleagues as winners in the Southeastern Section of the Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, and the Distinguished Service Award on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Tennebaum Auditorium of the Instructional Center. See details below on the reception following the ceremony.

Short Courses

Four Short Courses will be presented on Friday morning, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a registration fee of $20 for each course, which is separate from the general meeting fee. Please see abstracts for each Short Course with specific instructions on how to register in advance (no later than February 15, 2002) at http://www.maa.org/southeastern.

Cryptology: Mathematics, Craft, and Implementation, presented by Thomas H. Barr, Rhodes College.

An Introduction to the Mathematics of Biology, presented by Edward Yeargers, Georgia Institute of Technology (Biology); Ronald W. Shonkwiler, Georgia Institute of Technology, and James Herod, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Optimal Use of Technology in Teaching Geometry at the College-University Level, presented by Subhash C. Saxena, Coastal Carolina University.

Teaching Mathematics from Afar, presented by Linda Boyd, Georgia Perimeter College.

Undergraduate Poster Session

This session features results of research by undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to present their research from academic-year work or from summer research projects. Students will be expected to be available for one hour at the poster session to discuss their research with interested persons. When submitting the abstract, electronically select UNDERGRAD as the session code. Questions or suggestions are welcomed by Robert L. Bernhardt, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, phone: 252-328-4109, e-mail: bernhardtr@mail.ecu.edu.

Contributed Paper Sessions

There will be sessions for ten-minute contributed talks, grouped by similar topic insofar as possible. See the electronic abstract submission instructions at /abstracts/instructions.html. Submitting via the web form is the easiest method. Please select CP 1 as the event code for this session. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 22, 2002; this deadline will be strictly enforced.

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Because there is a technical convention of 20,000 attendees and the ACC Men's Basketball Conference (40,000 expected) in Atlanta over the same weekend as the meeting, accommodations may sell out early. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at special rates at the properties below for the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 7-9. Room rates do not include the tax of 14%. Please cite the group name Georgia Tech Math when making a reservation. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask details when making your reservation. The AMS and MAA are not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.

Days Inn Peachtree, 683 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-874-9200, 404-873-4245 (fax). Rates are $69/single or double; approximately one mile from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 7, 2002.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Midtown Atlanta, 1470 Spring St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-872-5821, 404-874-3602 (fax). Rates are $89/single or double; approximately 1.5 miles from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 7, 2002.

Hampton Inn (Atlanta-Midtown), 1152 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-872-3234, 404-872-2434 (fax). Rates are $89/single or double. Rates include free parking, coffee in rooms; approximately one mile from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 8, 2002.

Holiday Inn Express North Ave., 244 North Ave., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) or 404-881-0881. Rates are $80/one king bed or $87/two double beds; approximately three to four blocks from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 15, 2002.

Regency Suites Hotel, 975 West Peachtree at 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 800-642-3629, 404-876-5003, 404-817-7511 (fax). Rates are $89/king bed or $99/two double beds. Parking is $8/night; approximately one mile from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 7, 2002.

Wyndham Midtown Atlanta, 125 10th St., NE, Atlanta, GA, 404-873-4800. Rates are $108/single or $118/double; approximately one mile from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 7, 2002.

Food Service

See http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/living/dining/ for a comprehensive restaurant list. Campus locations will be available at the meeting.

Local Information

Please see the website maintained by Georgia Institute of Technology at http://www.gatech.edu, with maps at http://www.gtalumni.org/campusmap.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS and the MAA! Several other publishers have been invited to participate in the exhibits. Many of the AMS books will be available at a special 50% discount available only at the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS membership Services. The exhibits will be in the atrium of the Instructional Center.

AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS Book program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

T. A. Rush: This event provides an opportunity for students to meet with representatives of graduate programs. If your institution wishes to participate and to be listed in the program as a part of T.A. Rush, notify Jason Huffman Jacksonville State University, phone: 256-782-5822, e-mail: jhuffman@jsucc.jsu.edu by January 15, 2002. This event will be scheduled during lunch on Friday in conjunction with a pizza lunch for students. There is a $25 fee for each participating graduate institution.

MAA Project NExT (Southeastern Section): This national program is for new or recent Ph.D.'s in the mathematical sciences interested in improving the teaching and learning methods of undergraduate mathematics. A workshop will be held on Thursday, March 7, to discuss topics of special relevance to beginning faculty. For information and an application form, see http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu/~jmh/NExTSE/.

Parking

Parking on Friday is available in the Visitor Lot immediately adjacent to the Student Center and in the Visitor Lot at Ferst and State Streets (both lots are accessible from Ferst Street). Cost is $.50/hour with a $8 maximum. On Saturday and Sunday, you may park in one of the Visitor Lots (A05 or A06 on the campus map) next to the Student Center. See driving directions below.

Reception

All meeting participants are invited to a cash bar reception on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Presidential Suites of the Moore Student Success Center. Drop by to visit with colleagues before going out-on-the-town for dinner.

Registration

Scientific sessions will take place in the Instructional Center. The Invited Addresses will take place in Ferst Theater and the Tennenbaum Auditorium in the Instructional Center.

All meeting registration will be done on site in the Instructional Center, on Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of the Short Course where one must register in advance as described above. Registration fees are $25/members of AMS or MAA; $45/nonmembers; $5/students, emeritus, unemployed; and are payable by cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.

Travel

By air: Atlanta, Georgia is served by Hartsfield International Airport. Taxis charge a standard rate of $25 to bring someone from the airport to the Georgia Tech campus. There are various shuttle and limo services with varying rates, depending on the number of passengers. Atlanta Airport Shuttle offers individual transportation to the George Tech area for $14/person, and also offers group rates as follows: 10-passenger minivan: $93.94, 20-passenger minibus: $137.25, or a 55-passenger motorcoach: $465.45. Also see the information on MARTA below.

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period March 1 to March 17, 2002, beginning at $22.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate. All rates include unlimited free mileage; the weekend rates quoted are available from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com. Higher nonweekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.

Driving North on I-75/85 into Atlanta (from the airport): Take Exit #249D (North Avenue, Spring Street, West Peachtree Street). At the top of the exit ramp, proceed through the first intersection (Spring Street). At the next intersection (West Peachtree), turn left. Continue on West Peachtree for approximately one block and turn left on North Avenue. Cross over the interstate, and go past Techwood Drive (the first light). Proceed to the next right, which is Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street and then left onto Ferst Drive. After the road curves right, the Student Center will be on the right and the Instructional Center is a bit farther on the right. See parking options above.

Driving South on I-75/85 into Atlanta: Take Exit #249D (North Avenue). At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto North Avenue. Cross over the interstate, and go past Techwood Drive (the first light). Proceed to the next right, which is Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street and then left onto Ferst Drive. After the road curves right, the Student Center will be on the right and the Instructional Center is a bit farther on the right. See parking options above.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA): You may catch the MARTA train at the airport. Fare is $1.75 one way, and exact change is required (change machines are available at MARTA stations). Take the train to the North Avenue station (N3). A MARTA/Remote Lot Stinger leaves this station every 15 minutes. Alternately, walk three blocks west on North Avenue to campus or transfer to a bus on route #13 to Tech. On weekdays, these buses leave the station approximately every 15 to 20 minutes. On weekends and holidays, buses depart approximately every 30 minutes.

Weather

In early March, expect average daytime highs of about 63 and lows of about 41. Average precipitation is about 5.8.


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