Dave Klanderman, who recently completed his term as president of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, wrote a guest blog for the Christian Scholar’s Review. In it he offers a great apologetic for the ACMS that I could not agree with more. I encourage you to check out the blog post and then consider joining the ACMS, either purely as a member or in person at one of our conferences.
Conference of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences
Indiana Wesleyan University, May 29-June 1, 2019
The 22nd Biennial ACMS conference will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana May 29-June 1, 2019. In the coming months, conference details will be posted at the acmsonline.org website.
Call for Papers: At this time we are accepting proposals for talks. Proposals must include the presenter’s name, presentation title, and an abstract of at most 250 words. Please provide your abstract in Word or TeX/LaTeX. Most presentation timeslots will be 15 minutes plus a 5 minute transition time between speakers. Some timeslots of 25 minutes with a 5 minute transition will be available; please indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these longer presentations. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis in order to help those applying for funding at their institution; we will attempt to notify you within 2 weeks of submission whether your proposal has been selected for the conference (except for a longer pause during July 2018).
We are looking for presentations in the following general categories. Research talks should be targeted to an audience primarily of non-specialists.
- Computer Science / Computer Science Education
- Mathematics / Mathematics Education
- Statistics / Statistics Education
- Interaction of Faith and Discipline
There will be dedicated tracks in Computer Science as well as in Statistics/Data Science.
Proposals should be sent to melvin.royer(at)indwes.edu by February 15, 2019 with “ACMS proposal” in the subject line. Proposals received after February 15 will be considered if space remains.
Refereed Proceedings: Please note that the 2019 ACMS Proceedings will be refereed. To allow authors time to incorporate audience feedback into their paper, all submissions to the Proceedings will be due September 15, 2019. Submissions for the Proceedings should be in TeX or LaTeX; more details will be provided at a later date.
Topic Discussions: We are also accepting topics suggestions and volunteer leaders for several group discussions on subjects of common interest. These can also be sent to melvin.royer(at)indwes.edu.
Costs: We are in the process of finalizing the cost of the conference but we estimate the costs to be approximately $140 for faculty and $50 for students for those registering before February 28, 2019. Room and Board (Wednesday dinner – Saturday breakfast) estimates are:
- Meals, single or shared room with linens and pillow
- Faculty: $175 per person
- Students: $90 per person
- Tuesday night room: $25 per person
Preconference Workshop: There will be two preconference workshops during the day of Wednesday, May 29. The estimated cost is $40 for faculty and $20 for students which includes Wednesday breakfast and lunch. The two workshops are
- Professional development for graduates students and early career faculty
- Programming and using R
We hope to start taking online conference registrations in August 2018. If you need to register before that time for funding purposes, please contact Jeremy Case jrcase(at)taylor.edu.
The Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 21 of the ACMS Proceedings which can be found at the www.acmsonline.org webpage or at https://acmsonline.org/conferences/ (or click the image below).
The 21st biennial conference for the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences was held at Charleston Southern University in May 2017.
This is the first time the ACMS Proceedings have been refereed. The 22nd biennial conference will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University May 29-June 1, 2019. A call for papers for the 2019 conference will be announced in May 2018.
(My own contribution can be found at the end of the Proceedings, “Cultivating Mathematical Affections through Engagement in Service Learning.” You can find my presentation here).