Past, Present, and Future

Each of the MAA Seaway Section's semiannual meetings features a student program. Undergraduate students give talks at each of the meetings. Other meetings involve various activities, such as a poster competition, a game show, an ice cream social, or a scavenger hunt. See the information below for information about the student program for the next Seaway meeting.

student talk sessions and a Math Jeopardy competition. See the FAQ below.


How do I register?

Send an email to David Brown ( with the following information: your name, your school, the title of your poster or talk, and an abstract (a brief description of the mathematics you are presenting). Also indicate any special technology you require (eg., computer projector, overhead projector, mathematical software, chalkboard, whiteboard, microphone, audio capabilities).

Are the sessions really only for undergraduates?

Yes, really. Graduate students may give a talk in the regular session of contributed talks.

What kind of math can I present?

You may present original research, work from an independent study, or results from an REU. You may also choose to present expository work if it is not generally covered in courses in the math major. Talk with a professor who is familiar with your work if you are not sure. In general, anything that is of interest to the mathematics community is embraced.

Will the talks be judged?

No. Due to constraints, we cannot effectively judge the talks, so there will be no award for the best student presentation.

How do I give a good talk?

This article offers some valuable advice on giving a good talk utilizing PowerPoint.

What do I need to bring?

You should bring a copy of the presentation on a USB drive. Please let David Brown know directly what computer software you require (eg., Powerpoint, Acrobat Reader) as far in advance of the conference as possible.

How can I get more information?

Contact the chair of the student program committee, David Brown (