Spring 2024 Conference

Mohave Community College will host a joint conference with ArizMATYC and the Southwestern Section of the MAA on Friday, April 12  through Saturday, April 13, 2024. The conference will be held at MCC’s Lake Havasu City Campus (1977 Acoma Blvd West, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403).

A river excursion at sunset on Friday evening is available! Rates are subject to attendance, but cost is estimated to be around $45. Estimated departure time is 6:45pm. Please complete this short form if you are interested in going: River Excursion Interest Form.


Registration for the conference is open!

Link to Registration Page



Friday, April 12 | Schedule Grid

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am ATF Meeting
  • 8:00 am – 9:20 am Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00 am – 9:25 am Breakout Sessions 1
  • 9:30 am – 10:20 am Breakout Sessions 2
  • 10:40 am – 11:30 pm Breakout Sessions 3
  • 11:40 pm – 1:20 pm Lunch and Campus Reports
  • 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm Breakout Sessions 4
  • 2:40 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions 5  & Business Meetings
  • 3:40 pm – 5:00 pm Keynote Address
      • Dr. Audrey Malagon, Senior Director for Programs – Mathematical Association of America
  • 5:00 am – 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:00 pm Optional River Excursion

Saturday, April 13 | Schedule Grid

  • 6:00 am Optional Excursion
      • Meet up for Lake Havasu Hike at SARA Park, 7260 Sara Pkwy, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406 (will provide map to trailhead)

  • 9:00 am – 9:50 am Breakfast and Registration
  • 10:00 am – 11:20 am Keynote Address
      • Dr. Doyle Wilson, Water Resources Coordinator – Lake Havasu City
  • 11:30 am – 12:20 pm Breakout Sessions 6
  • 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm Breakout Sessions 7

Keynote Speakers

Friday Keynote: Dr. Audrey Malagon

Votes of Confidence: Leveraging Mathematics to Ensure Election Security

From investigations into foreign interference to problems with voting equipment, news of election security leaves many questions for our democracy. In this talk, I’ll discuss why voting poses difficult problems and how mathematicians and computer scientists are working alongside political scientists, lawyers, and activists to solve these problems. I’ll share my story and discuss ways we as a mathematical community can contribute to election security in a non-partisan way.

Audrey Malagon is Senior Director for Programs at the Mathematical Association America where she oversees a range of programs in support of the MAA’s mission to “advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world.” Previously she was Professor and Chair of the Mathematics Department at Virginia Wesleyan University and Chair of Academic Assessment as well as chair of the MAA’s Council on Teaching and Learning. From 2018-2022 she served as mathematical advisor to Verified Voting where she combined her technical expertise and administrative capabilities to advance initiatives, including the passage of the first pre-certification risk-limiting audit legislation in Virginia. At home, she has two stubborn but wonderful children, a husband Mark, and a mouthy husky who bosses us all around. Audrey holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Emory University.

Saturday Keynote: Dr. Doyle Wilson

Water Scarcity, Climate Change, and Education Along the Colorado River

The shining waters of Lake Havasu are just one small chapter in the larger story of the Colorado River, a river where diverse ecosystems and human demands intersect. If you live in or visit the Southwest, you drink its water, use its power, and eat food from the agriculture it supports. Seven states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) depend on it for water, power, recreation, and wildlife habitat while struggling with overallocation versus sustainability in a difficult drought situation. Dr. Wilson will share his knowledge and data about the Colorado River, its water shortage situation, the impact of climate change, and involving students in research.

Dr. Doyle Wilson grew up in Houston, Texas, graduating from Texas A&M. He earned his master’s degree at Arizona State University and his Ph.D. in environmental science and geology at Portland State University. Dr. Wilson is an experienced and adept educator, having taught geology and other sciences at Mohave Community College and Arizona State University at Lake Havasu. He also served as Lake Havasu City’s Water Resources Coordinator. He has done extensive research on area weather patterns, and water quality, contamination, consumption, and conservation in Lake Havasu and along the Colorado River, including mapping the reservoir bottom. He is an expert on the demands on the water supply of the Colorado River and the effects of climate change on our area. He will share with us his knowledge and data about the Colorado River, its water shortage situation, the impact of climate change, and involving students in research.

Be a Presenter

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Be a Presider

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Vendors may purchase tables ($100 or $175), an ad ($50) or a presentation ($100). Sponsorship for meals is also available for the conference. Vendors should follow the link below to register and pay for conference services.

Link to Vendor Registration Form


Below are some possible lodging options for conference attendees.

  • Holiday Inn Express (40 London Bridge Rd )
  • HEAT Hotel (1420 McCulloch Blvd N )
  • Hampton Inn (245 London Bridge Rd )
  • Havasu Dunes Resort (620 Lake Havasu Ave S )
  • Quality Inn (271 Lake Havasu Ave S)

Please see additional details for making your reservation on the Lodging Details page.


For questions about the conference, contact Laurel Clifford at lclifford@mohave.edu.

Arizona Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges