Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Saturday, November 18, 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by David Dumas and Kevin Tucker
This page is about the 2017 symposium.

For the latest symposium information see the UMS home page.

About the symposium

The Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at UIC is an annual one-day meeting focusing on undergraduate mathematical research and education. The meeting features invited lectures by mathematical researchers, as well as contributed lectures and posters by undergraduates on their own research projects.

The 2017 UMS was held at UIC on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

UMS 2017 Poster (PDF)

Download the symposium poster (designed by Jānis Lazovskis)

Plenary speakers

Registration form

Complete this form if you would like to attend the symposium, or to apply to present your work as a poster or in a contributed lecture.

→ Registration/application form

Please make note of the following deadlines:

Student lectures and posters

Five undergraduates will be given the opportunity to give a 20 minute lecture on their research project, and a poster session will give others the chance to describe their projects. Note that the symposium does not accept group applications for lectures, but only presentations by individuals. A group of students, however, may choose to collectively submit a poster.

In addition to the poster presentation on Saturday, students will also have the opportunity to preview their posters at the weekly UIC math department tea and colloquium reception at 4:00pm on Friday, November 17.

For applications to attend or speak at the symposium that were received by October 15, limited funding for travel and lodging may be available. Faculty references for these applications should be sent by email to:

Kevin Tucker (kftucker@uic.edu)


All symposium events will take place in the Science and Engineering Offices building (SEO) on UIC's East Campus. Registration, lunch and coffee will be provided in room 300, while the lectures will take place in room 636.

Schedule of events

Plenary lectures are 50 minutes and student lectures 20 minutes; breaks of 10 minutes between talks allow for questions and discussion. A catered lunch of sandwiches and salads is provided for all symposium participants.

Friday, November 17
4:00 - 5:00pm Poster previews and math department tea in SEO 300
Saturday, November 18
8:15 - 8:50am Sign-in and coffee in SEO 300
Morning session — Plenary Lectures — SEO 636
9:00am Ian Morrison
10:00am Christine Berkesch Zamaere
11:00am Julius Ross
12:00pm Lunch in SEO 300
Afternoon Session 1 — Student lectures — SEO 636
1:00pm Zeid Ghalyoun (Southern Illinois)
1:30pm Divya Chalise (UT Arlington)
2:00pm Michael Toriyama (UIUC)
2:30pm Coffee break in SEO 300
Afternoon session 2 — Student lectures and posters — SEO 636
3:00pm Caitlyn Booms (Notre Dame)
3:30pm Khoa D Tran (UIUC)
4:00pm Darshan Chalise (UT Arlington)
4:30 - 5:30pm Poster Session in SEO 300


Kevin Tucker (kftucker@uic.edu)