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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.

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:

What the String Said to the Yo-yo

presented by

Dr. Trey Smith

Friday, April 4, 3:00 P.M., in MCS 210.

In this talk, we will put a new spin on one of Zeno’s Paradoxes. We will then discuss Zeno and explore the ups and downs of his little philosophical conundrums. The talk will be accessible to anyone, but will be especially easy for those who can perform a bind with an unresponsive yoyo. Or not.

 

(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
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.