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2002 AMS Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Orlando, FL, November 9-10, 2002
University of Central Florida
Meeting #982

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


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 11%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society meeting group. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Holiday Inn UCF, 12125 High Tech Ave., Orlando, FL 32817; 407-275-9000, fax: 407-381-0019; $69/single or double, restaurant on premises; across the street from the campus.

Hampton Inn & Suites, 3450 Quadrangle Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828; 407-282-0029, fax: 407-206-3001; $79/single or double, includes complimentary breakfast bar; an easy five-minute walk to campus.

Food Service

There is a food court containing a variety of fast food and other restaurants located in the student union adjacent to the meeting areas. Hours vary, but generally speaking, on Saturdays most restaurants are open from 11:00 a.m. until at least 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There are numerous other restaurants, ranging from fast food to family dining, located within relatively easy walking distance of the campus and near the area hotels. Most of these are on University Boulevard just west of campus. A handout with more detailed information will be provided at the meeting.

Local Information

The Math Department's webpage is located at http://www.math.ucf.edu/; the University's homepage is http://www.ucf.edu/.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS!. 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.

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.

TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty: Solomon Friedberg, Boston College, will guide workshop participants in the effective use of the case studies method as a tool in preparing Teaching Assistant for their important role as classroom instructors. The faculty edition of the publication Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom, from the CBMS series Issues in Mathematics Education, will be provided to workshop participants at no charge, compliments of the AMS. For a recent review of the book, visit MAA Online http://www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m.--10:50 a.m., and 2:30 p.m.--4:00 p.m.

Travel support awards of $200 per department are available for up to ten departments. (At most two faculty representatives from each department, please.) Travel support is provided by the Calculus Consortium for Higher Education, and to be eligible for this support, faculty representatives must have their department chair send a letter to the AMS stating the department's serious intent to use the case studies materials in their TA training or development program.

Space in the workshop is limited so please contact the Professional Services Department at the AMS at klb@ams.org or 401-455-4107 to sign up for the workshop and to request consideration for travel support. For questions about the workshop program, please contact Professor Freidberg at friedber@bc.edu or 617-552-3002.

Parking

Parking is available in a lot and a parking garage adjacent to the Business Adminstration building. These facilities are available at all hours. A permit is normally required and may be purchased from an automated machine at the lot or garage for a fee of approximately $2 per day.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting is on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Sessions and registration will take place in the Business Adminstration building and adjoining Engineering building.

The registration desk will be in the atrium area of the Business Administration building and will be open Saturday, November 9, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Fees are $40 for AMS or CMS members; $60 for nonmembers; and $5 for students/unemployed/emeritus; payable on site by cash, check, or credit card.

Travel

The nearest major airport is Orlando International Airport, about 20 miles away. Cabs and shuttle services are located in the ground transportation area of the airport, adjacent to baggage claim. The fare to the UCF campus area is approximately $25 to $30.

Participants who travel by car from the airport should go north on Semoran Boulevard (Route 436) 12 miles to University Boulevard and then east 5 miles to the campus.

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period November 2 to November 17, 2002, beginning at $31.99/day for a subcompact car at the daily rate. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements, and must return to the same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com/. Higher weekend rates may apply. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.

Participants traveling by car from the north on I-75 should take the Florida Turnpike (toll) from Wildwood and exit on the East-West Expressway (Toll 408). Go east to Alafaya Trail, and exit north to the UCF campus.

Travelers from the south should take the Florida Turnpike (toll) and Exit I-4 East. Then exit to the East-West Expressway (Toll 408), and go east to the Alafaya Trail exit and north on Alafaya Trail to the UCF campus.

Traveling west on I-4 from Daytona Beach, you should exit on Route 434 and go east to the UCF campus.

Traveling east on I-4 from Tampa, you should exit on the East-West Expressway (Toll 408) and go east to the Alafaya Trail exit and then north to the UCF campus.

Weather

Weather conditions in central Florida during November are usually sunny and very pleasant, with lows in the upper 50s and highs in the middle 70s. Rainy conditions are generally not expected.


Inquiries:  meet@ams.org