Published on *Hope College* (http://www.hope.edu)

Hope College will host mathematicians

from around the state during a conference running on Friday

and Saturday, April 27-28.

Approximately 100 mathematicians, primarily

college educators, will be attending the 2001 Joint Annual

Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical

Association of America (MAA) and the Michigan Mathematical

Association of Two Year Colleges (MichMATYC).

The conference will feature presentations on a

variety of topics related to the discipline of mathematics.

The event will include talks on pure and applied

mathematics, and mathematics education.

The presenters come from colleges and universities

around Michigan, as well as from the United Kingdom. Area

schools with faculty or undergraduate students making

presentations include Aquinas College; Calvin College; Grand

Valley State University; Hope; and Western Michigan

University.

The keynote speakers include Elliot Tanis,

professor emeritus of mathematics at Hope; Christopher

Skinner of the University of Michigan; Joan Ferrini-Mundy of

Michigan State University; Edward B. Burger of Williams

College; and John Berry of the University of Plymouth in the

United Kingdom.

Tanis will present "Using Maple for Visualization,

Manipulation, and Simulation." The other Hope faculty

speaking during the conference are: Timothy Pennings,

associate professor of mathematics, who will present "Does

Devaney's Definition of SDIC Imply a Positive Lyapunov

Constant?"; John R. Stoughton, associate professor of

mathematics, who will present "The Incredible Mr. Euler";

and John Van Iwaarden, professor of mathematics, who will

present "Proofs Without Words."

Van Iwaarden and Janet Andersen, who is an

associate professor of mathematics and chair of the

department, are the conference's local organizers.

Stoughton is on the event's program committee.

Interested members of the community are invited to

attend the conference. Additional information may be

obtained by contacting the college's department of

mathematics at (616) 395-7530.

**Links:**

[1] http://www.hope.edu/2001/04/09/hope-host-math-conference