The next UMS will be held at UIC on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Five undergraduates will be given the opportunity to give a 20 minute lecture on their research project, and a poster session will give others the chance to describe their projects. Note that the symposium will not feature group lectures, but only presentations by individuals. A group of students, however, may choose to collectively submit a poster.
In addition to the poster presentation on Saturday, students will also have the opportunity to preview their posters at the weekly UIC math department tea and colloquium reception at 4:00pm on Friday, October 14.
Limited funding for travel and lodging is available to those presenting a lecture or a poster. In order to be considered for funding for travel/lodging, we request that you first apply for funding through your current institution. In addition to completing the registration/application form, the faculty reference you list must send a brief note in support of your application by email to:
For full consideration, the application and faculty support letter must be received by September 9.
Plenary lectures are 50 minutes and student lectures 20 minutes; breaks of 10 minutes between talks allow for questions and discussion. A catered lunch of sandwiches and salads is provided for all symposium participants.
|Poster Previews — Friday, October 14 — SEO 300|
|4:00 - 5:00pm||UIC math department tea and reception|
|Morning session — Plenary Lectures — Saturday, October 15 — SEO 636|
|8:15 - 8:50am||Sign-in and coffee in SEO 300|
|9:00am||Sarah Koch (Michigan) — TBA|
|10:00am||Andrew Putman (Notre Dame) — TBA|
|11:00am||Richard Schwartz (Brown) — TBA|
|12:00pm||Lunch in SEO 300|
|Afternoon Session 1 — Student lectures — Saturday, October 15 — SEO 636|
|1:00pm||Student Presentation 1|
|1:30pm||Student Presentation 2|
|2:00pm||Student Presentation 3|
|2:30pm||Coffee break in SEO 300|
|Afternoon session 2 — Student lectures and Poster Session — Saturday, October 15 — SEO 636 and SEO 300|
|3:00pm||Student Presentation 4|
|3:30pm||Student Presentation 5|
|4:00 - 5:00pm||Poster Session in SEO 300|