School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Department of Math and Computer Science Activities
Association for Computing Machinery
The Mount’s ACM student chapter has sponsored LAN parties, movie nights, gaming competitions and a “fastest computer” competition. The chapter also runs a community service project in which members build and over-clock computers for members of the Mount community. In fact, the group built five of the six Linux workstations in the department. Along with MAA, the chapter also sponsors a lecture series. The advisor is Scott Weiss.
Mathematical Association of America
The Mount’s MAA student chapter recently toured NIST, attended a symposium on the History of Cryptology and attended the MAA regional meeting in Charlottesville, Va. It also offered math review sessions for all 100-level math classes. The advisor is Melanie Butler.
Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Mount math majors participate annually in the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling, sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics, www.comap.com.
In 2005, the Mount inducted a new chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, and installed its first members. Pi Mu Epsilon was founded in 1914 at Syracuse University and now has more than 300 chapters in the United States. Feel free to email the Maryland Eta Chapter’s advisor, Luca Petrelli.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in computing and information disciplines. Only schools that offer a degree in a computing science-related discipline may be chartered. Likewise, prospective student members must be working toward a degree in computing and information disciplines at the time they are considered for membership. Yet members are chosen not only for their scholastic achievement in a computing science program, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals by meeting the standards of the society. The advisor is Scott Weiss.
Mount Math Madness Problem of the Week
Mount Math Madness is a problem of the week contest held by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Every Monday, an interesting and fun problem will be posted on the Facebook page and the bulletin board across from SCI 110. All Mount students may email answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the first 10 weeks of the contest, students will accumulate points. The top 8 students will face-off in a bracket challenge. Various prizes will be awarded to the top two students in the bracket and there will be a prize drawing among all students who participated. If you would like additional information please visit the MathMadness webpage or contact Jonelle Hook.
Pi Day (3/14 of course)
Students and department faculty know how to celebrate the mathematical constant of pi on March 14 with delicious pie—and sometimes a little pie in the face!