Tenth Annual Pikes Peak Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Conference program is now available! Download it here.



Please join us Friday night February 22nd for a pre-conference social mixer and game night.
This party will take place from 6:00 to 8:00pm
in Room 132 of the Physics/Math building.   (See CSU-Pueblo Campus map).
There will be free pizza, drinks, and desserts, as well as games to play.
For more information, contact darren.funkneubauer@csupueblo.edu.


Pikes Peak

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Colorado State University-Pueblo


The focus of this annual conference is to give undergraduate mathematics students an opportunity to present their research and expository projects in a professional setting. Students throughout the Pikes Peak region and beyond are strongly encouraged to present in the areas of mathematics, mathematics education and the history of mathematics. Presentation topics could include the results of classroom or independent study, as well as REU or other research projects. Both research and expository topics are welcome.

Students who do not present are also encouraged to attend, and learn more about the mathematics profession, including graduate school and career opportunities. Based on recent attendance, we expect several dozen student presenters and over one hundred attendees from Colorado, Wyoming and other neighboring states.


Download/Print the
2013 PPRUMC Flyer
Need more information? Talk with a mathematics faculty member at your school, or contact Dr. Janet Barnett .

Registration is free for all participants, and includes lunch!

Limited travel funds will also be available for undergraduate student participants.

In order to allow attendees to get to know each other, we will host a game night / mixer on Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm.  Please come to for a fun evening of games, conversation, and pizza!

Although the conference is free, we ask that all attendees register by February 14, 2013 so that we can plan for meals, etc.

Register for the conference by clicking here.  If you are a student planning to give a talk, you will be prompted to enter a title and abstract on the registration page.

Preliminary Schedule

9:00 –9:15 Registration
9:15 –9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30–10:30 Keynote Address: Prof. Steven Leth, University of Northern Colorado
Fixed Points of Continuous Functions in the Plane (Abstract)    
10:40–11:55 Student Presentations in Parallel Sessions (15 minutes each, with 5 minutes between talks)
12:00 –1:00 Lunch—free for all registered participants (Vegetarian options available)
1:00–2:00 Panel Presentation: Beyond an Undergraduate Mathematics Degree
2:00–4:30 Student Presentations in Parallel Sessions (15 minutes each, with 5 minutes between talks)
4:30 Closing Remarks and Door Prizes


Registration and the Keynote Talk will occur in the Life Sciences Building.
Please go there first, and pick up your conference materials before 9:15 AM.
Parking on the CSU-Pueblo campus is free on weekends — no permit is required.
The most convenient lots are W-3 and W-2 on the west side of campus, or W-1 on the south side of campus.

(See CSU-Pueblo Campus map).

Travel and Housing

The conference has limited funding available to reimburse participants for travel (mileage) and housing.  Requests for reimbursement (including hotel receipts) will be collected at the conference.  The amount that we can reimburse will depend on the number of requests we receive; priority will be given to student presenters.  Since we cannot guarantee full travel funding, we urge participants to seek funding from their home institutions.

Attendees from out of town are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.  Here is a link to hotel information.

There is a major sports event in Pueblo the weekend of the conference, and you are urged to make your reservations early!

Need more information? Talk with a mathematics faculty member at your school, or contact Dr. Janet Barnett .

Conference funding provided by NSF grant DMS-0846477 through the MAA Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences Program (www.maa.org/RUMC)