Richmond Area Mathematical Sciences Conference at VCU

The Richmond Area Mathematical Sciences (RAMS) Conference at VCU will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020. It will be free to all participants. The conference promotes education and research in the fields of mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and operations research. It is tailored for undergraduate and graduate students to present results of their research and to allow students at all levels to interact with and learn from each other. Faculty mentors will have an opportunity to observe and network with peers, find potential collaborators, and discuss best practices to mentor students in research.

Registration is now open. To register, please complete the RAMS Conference Registration form.

Important Dates
  • Registration opens: December 15, 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Registration deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Conference day: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Except for the plenary talk A Graph Coloring Reconfiguration Problem given by Dr. Heather Russell. All talks will be given by undergraduate and graduate students. The duration of each talk will be 15 minutes, including time for questions and comments.

Tentative schedule of the conference

The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation (grant DMS 2000033) and by Pi Mu Epsilon. The prizes for the student competition are provided by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. Modest travel support is available. To apply for the travel funds, check the appropriate box on the registration form. The travel support is limited to US citizens and permanent residents. Financial support will be generally awarded on a first come first serve basis. Preference will be given to presenters and students from underrepresented groups in mathematical sciences.

For more information, contact Dewey Taylor ( or Jan Rychtar (