April 14 Day 1132: Southwestern Style

Today’s Spring meeting was sponsored by the Southwestern Section of the MAA and the New Mexico Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges. Geographically, the Southwestern MAA Section covers Arizona, New Mexico, and just a tiny part of Texas. The meeting was held at El Paso Community College—so Texas, here I am.

Everything has been delightful so far with interesting contributed talks, lots of food, and entertainment. Patricia Barrientos, President of NMMATYC, knows how to throw a good party. Things that seem special to me she just calls “typical southwestern style.”

It can be a challenge to keep people’s attention as the after dinner speaker. And now I can confirm, it is even more challenging when following a live mariachi performance.

It does not seem typical to me in the slightest. Southwestern style indeed.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America 2021-2022. Past-President of MAA 2023.

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