The Community College Math Ship

The Community College Math Ship
U.S.S. Math Club

CMC^3 Conference 12/5-6

The CMC^3 Conference (Friday and Saturday, 12/5-6) is for local community college professors and students of math. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about math through amazing lectures and to present our research ideas about Inequality in Mathematics Education here at Canada College.

Registration form:

Student Poster Session (info):

Student Poster Session (form):

Mini-Program Guide:

Edit: Please note that we are not required to pre-register. We can just show up. Professor Hoffman and Cathy Lipe have agreed to cover the charges, which the ASCC will reimburse at a later date.

From Planning Meeting (11/20):

Hey guys,

I know we spent a lot of the meeting tonight planning, so I wanted to make a post to reiterate what we talked about:


The ASCC is funding our CMC^3 Conference (Friday-Saturday 12/5-6) expenses, which includes food, transportation, hotel, and registration, up to $2,000. However, due to the fact that the ASCC reimburses us after the fact (not beforehand), Professor Hoffman, our advisor, and Cathy Lipe (the MESA director at the STEM Center), is going to be handling the transactions for reimbursement, so that we don't have to. Lucky us! Remember to thank them.

Math Club Official T-Shirts

We will have our Math Club T-Shirts by then. You are expected to wear them on Friday, when I give them to you. If you have a specific size request, please tell me so- otherwise, I will be making educated guesses.

Student Research

We will be finishing up our Inequality in Math Education research and poster so that we can present at the Student Poster session on Saturday. If you are interested in participating to help collect data for the research, please contact me as soon as possible. Our survey should be administered by Wednesday (we need to complete on by then and have copies to hand out in Professor Kaven's communications classes). The last week before the trip will be dedicated to creating the poster.

The Plan for 12/5

Groups of Math Club members are expected to meet at Canada and drive to Monterey. Here is a break down of that plan:

On Friday, December 5th, Math Club Wave 1 is scheduled to meet at Canada College Lot 1 in front of the Library- the time is set tentatively at noon.

Wave 2 is set to meet in the same place and depart at 3:10pm.

Here is a breakdown of the groups that have committed to go and car options:

However, please note that in order to conserve gas, we will only have 3 drivers. For Wave 1, there are 2 drivers: Marie and AJ, who each have 5 available seats per car.

 In Wave 2, Professor Hoffman (MH) has committed to drive the students leaving at that time.

Here is a breakdown of Wave 1 and Wave 2 groups:

We need to make it to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey b 8pm to see the keynote speaker's talk about Randomness in Theory and Practice. However, Professor Hoffman and Mariah have indicated that they may be able to get us reduced prices on tickets- if we arrive earlier (like we've planned to), we can visit the aquarium!!

If you have not done so already, please go to the following link to RSVP for this trip:

RSVP survey

Update (11/22/14):

Here is an updated list of people who have responded to the above RSVP form:


So far, we have one more attendee- Matt Jarvis has indicated that he will go, but doesn't need a ride. Awesome! That makes a total of 13 people who need hotel reservations (counting our advisor Professor Hoffman and Vice President Try Khov, neither of whom have bothered to fill out the survey, ahem).

Update (12/2/14):

Hey guys! Just to make things a little more transparent, I just wanted to note that Math Club unanimously voted last meeting to use funding from the ASCC to attend CMC^3. We were granted $2,000 for use of hotel, food, and travel expenses for the conferences JMM and CMC^3. Due to the time conflict of JMM with Math Jam over winter break, we will just be using funds for the 13 people attending CMC^3. We anticipate left over funding, which will be returned to the ASCC or ICC in accordance to the bylaws.

Update (12/4/14):

Hello again. We are still leaving tomorrow at the regular Wave 1 and 2 times: however, here's a more up-to-date list of members attending:

Please click on the following link to learn more about the Student Poster Session:

Update: (12/8)

Hello all. Here are some pics from the conference:

Here is the product of our preliminary research, which we presented at a poster session for the CMC^3 conference this past weekend.