Announcements and Schedule
of Events for Fall 2012
Student Club Meetings
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Club Meetings
Anyone interested in mathematics is invited to attend the MAA meetings. Contact one of the people below for details.
- Adrienna Bingham - President
- Larissa Murray - Vice President
- - Treasurer
- - Secretary
- Dr. Andrew Siefker - Faculty Sponsor
The meeting dates and location for the Spring 2014 semester are posted below. All meetings will be in MCS 210.
Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society
This national honorary mathematics society exists to promote scholarly activity among mathematics students. The meeting date and location for the Fall 2012 semester will be posted here when available.
Seminar in Mathematics
Presentations on selected topics followed by discussion comprise this seminar. Its purpose is to encourage mathematical discussion among mathematics majors and faculty members but EVERYONE is invited to participate. Meeting times for Spring 2014 are Fridays at 3:00 pm with refreshments starting at 2:50 pm. The next presentation is as follows:
Ms. Elaine Smith
Friday, May 2, 3:00 P.M., in MCS 210.
This presentation will discuss several ways to color in math class and NOT have Dr. Diminnie call you out.* We’ll start with some basics in graph theory, and move on to the coloring and its applications. No prior graph theory knowledge is needed!
*Disclaimer: Try this hypothesis at your own risk. The presenter assumes no liability should you be called out anyway, nor is this presentation making any guarantees. J
(Feel free to join us, and refreshments will be served at 2:45 pm.)
Mobius Strip Competition
August Ferdinand Möbius (Nov. 17, 1790 - Sept. 26, 1868) is best known for his work in a branch of mathematics called Topology, and for the two dimensional strip that bears his name. Each fall, the MAA student club in conjunction with the Department of Mathematics hosts a competition in honor of Mobius (and for fun!). Students and professors are invited to attend and to enter a strip in the competion. Professors from the art program judge the entries and select first-, second- and third-place winners. Lunch is served at noon and the competition follows. The 2011 winner was Trey Smith! Congratulations Trey! More information about Mobius can be found at