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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.

The meeting dates and location are posted below.

  • 10/15/14 - 12:00-1:00, MCS 215
  • 10/29/14 - 12:00-1:00, MCS 215
  • 11/12/14 - 12:00-1:00, MCS 215
  • 11/26/14 - 12:00-1:00, MCS 215
Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society

This national honorary mathematics society exists to promote scholarly activity among mathematics students. The meeting date and location are 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. The next seminar is a dual presentation is as follows:

How Inge Lehmann Discovered the Inner Core of the Earth

presented by

Sean Czarnecki

Friday, November 21, 12:00 P.M., in MCS 210

Abstract: We all know that the Earth has an inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust. But how do we KNOW? We can’t travel down a mine shaft and say, “That’s the solid inner core over there.” Often in science when direct evidence is lacking, we turn instead to mathematical models to explain observations. This talk will focus on how Inge Lehmann used seismic waves to find that Earth’s core is not homogenous and the math behind that discovery.

Paths and Pascal’s Triangle

presented by

Brittany Milkowski

Friday, November 21, 12:00 P.M., in MCS 210

Abstract:  Everyone knows how to go from a point on a path to an ending point, many different ways, with no problem at all, following a particular direction. However, what happens when you are encountered with this problem in 3-Dimensional space? There has been a way found to easily solve this problem with the Pascal Triangle. Come on out and listen on how this works!

(All are invited. Feel free to bring a lunch and join us.)

Mobius Strip Competition:

The next Mobius Strip Competition is Noon on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014, in MCS 215. Enter a strip for a chance to win a T-shirt. Hope to see you there.

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.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Mobius.html.

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 mathematics program hosts a competition in honor of Mobius (and for fun!). More information about Mobius can be found at http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Mobius.html.