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April 2007: Math Awareness Month at
Texas A&M University

About Math Awareness Month

Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics. In the year 2007 the theme of the Awareness Month is Mathematics and the Brain.

Planned activities:

  • April 16th (Monday): Integral Bee, Blocker 158, 7:00pm.
  • Special lectures :
    April 10 (Tuesday)
    Maxson Lecture by Georgia Benkart (Wisconsin), Determinants - A Condensed Matter, Blocker 120, 4pm.
    April 11 (Wednesday)
    Maxson Lecture by Georgia Benkart (Wisconsin), Bases, Braids, and Beyond, Blocker 120, 4pm.
    April 24 (Tuesday)
    Rob Benedetto (Amherst College) The ABC conjecture: an introduction, Blocker 158, 7.30pm.
  • April 28th (Saturday): Math Mini Fair, 1st floor, Blocker Building, Texas A&M University.
    9:00-11:00 Talent Search
    9:00-9:30 Registration
    9:00-12:45 Mathematical Games and Exhibits
    9:30-11:00 Problem Solving Contest
    11:15-11:45 Presentation by J. Walton (TAMU) From Stripes on a Tiger to Thoughts in the Brain - Modeling Complex Patterns in Nature
    12:00-12:30 Pizza Lunch
    12:30-1:15 Presentation by G. Berkolaiko (TAMU) Betting systems: how not to lose your money gambling
    1:15-1:45 Awards
    If you intend to visit the Fair, please REGISTER!. Registering will help us to better prepare for your visit.
  • May 1st: Math club movie night, Blocker 628 (TBC).

Where:

All activities are taking place in Blocker Building of Texas A&M University.

This file was last modified on Monday, 23-Apr-2007 13:42:57 CDT.