Our Annual Math Retreat
Each year, in late April, the students and faculty of the Department of Mathematics host an annual Mathematics Retreat. In place of math classes, students make presentations, open the public, that have mathematical content. Talks are at the general, intermediate, and advanced level.
In addition to these student presentations, an invited speaker delivers the annual Andrew Balas Mathematics Lecture. There is also a Mathematics Talent Show, to prove that math faculty and math majors can do things other than think about mathematics! At the end of the day, there is a Math Competition, where teams of undergraduates compete for prizes, such as Acme Klein Bottles made by Cliff Stoll.
All of our events are open to the public. In particular, alumni, area high school teachers, and their students are invited and encouraged to attend.
2016 Math Retreat Schedule: Twenty-Fifth Annual Math Retreat
Recent Invited Guest Speakers
2015: Leon Harkleroad, Professor of Mathematics, Bowdoin College
2014: The Know Theater, "Calculus, the Musical!"
2013: Anselmo C. Pontes, Owner/Operator, Quetzal, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2012: Elizabeth Difanis Phillips, Professor of Mathematics Education at Michigan State University
2011: Steven Krantz, Professor of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis
2010: Susan Kelly, Professor of Mathematics at UW-LaCrosse
2009: Yoichiro Mori, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at University of Minnesota
2008: Urmila Malvadkar, Professor of Mathematics at St. Olaf College
Detailed Event Schedules
Past mathematics retreats: