MCC to Host Southwest Mathematics Conference

MESA, Ariz.—Feb. 11, 2014—Mesa Community College's (MCC) Mathematics Department and Club are hosting the annual Southwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference (SUnMaRC). The conference will be held from Feb. 28 to March 2 at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus.  SUnMaRC brings together students and faculty from throughout the Southwest for a fun weekend of mathematics.

SUnMaRC is designed to provide opportunities for students to attend and/or present mathematics research in a supportive and fun atmosphere of creativity.  Students will participate in mathematical puzzles and games, attend research presentations and interact with faculty and students from throughout the Southwest.  Students will present on mathematics education research, original research in pure or applied mathematics, or even interesting problems from class, independent study or a textbook.

Participants will also attend excellent presentations given by respected speakers from both academia and industry. Speakers include: MCC professor Madeleine Chowdhury, Intel Senior Fellow Karl G. Kempf, ASU professor Andrew Bremner, MCC professor Kevin Healy and ASU professor Fabio Milner. Biographies of speakers can be found here.

Partial funding for SUnMaRC is provided by an National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program.

For more information, please contact Adam Avilez at

Please click here to learn more about MCC's Mathematics Program.


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Dawn Zimmer (480) 461-7892,
Sally Mesarosh (480) 892-1393,

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014