Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Saturday, November 13, 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by David Dumas, Julius Ross, Christof Sparber, and Kevin Tucker
This page is about the 2021 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 plenary lectures by mathematical researchers and a poster session where students present results from undergraduate mathematical research projects.

UMS 2021 Poster (PDF)

Download the symposium poster

Plenary lectures


The 2021 symposium was held entirely online.

All times are listed in CST (Chicago Time)

9:00am gather.town opens (optional)
10:00-10:50am Tanya Berger-Wolf
11:00am-12:30pm Poster session I
1:30-2:20pm John Voight — Quaternions
2:30-4:00pm Poster session II



Diversity statement

The UMS values diversity and inclusion. Regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic background, religion, political ideology, language, or culture, we expect all members of this conference to contribute to a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for every other participant. Be mindful of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, as well as different political ideologies and religious beliefs.

Any instance of a participant not adhering to this standard should be reported to one of the organizers. Those who do not adhere will be removed from the symposium without the possibility of appeal.

Use good judgment when composing your written responses. Swearing and profanity is not allowed. Also consider that slang terms can be misunderstood or misinterpreted.

Be careful using all capital letters when composing your written responses. This can be considered shouting on the Internet and is regarded as impolite or aggressive. It can also be stressful on the eye when trying to read your message.

Be respectful of others views and opinions.

Be careful when using acronyms. If you use an acronym it is best to spell out its meaning first, then put the acronym in parentheses afterward, for example: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). After that you can use the acronym freely throughout your message.


UMS is supported in part by the following grants from the National Science Foundation: NSF RTG 2037569, DMS 1348092 CAREER.


Kevin Tucker (kftucker@uic.edu)