MATC Mathematics Club
Mathematics Awareness Month 2008

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday April 25, 2008

The MATC math club had a day-long celebration on Friday April 25, 2008 to celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month 2008.  The day included a special guest lecture, a mathematics competition for high school students entitled "WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPER MATHEMATICIAN?"

Schedule for MATC's Mathematics Awareness Month Celebration 2008

(Links on the events below will take you to pictures of those events)
 
  • 8:30 AM, Mitby Theatre: Welcome Address by Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, MATC's President.
     
  • April 25-26, MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (WI)'S 76TH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE:
  • Lecture # 73, Friday, April 25, 2008, Noon, Room 142A, : Professor Colin Adams, Williams College
    Why Knot?

    3 PM: AN OVERVIEW OF BENFORD'S LAW WITH APPLICATIONS TO FRAUD DETECTION, PROFESSOR RICHARD CLEARY, BENTLEY COLLEGE, MA

    4 PM: "BLOWN AWAY: WHAT KNOT TO DO WHEN SAILING", PROFESSOR COLIN ADAMS, WILLIAMS COLLEGE, MA

    5 PM: Reception, courtesy MATC Math Club
    Banquet tickets at $20 pp, students $5. Checks to be made to MAA(WI). Please contact Sri.

  • 5:30 PM, FACE OFF, MITBY THEATER
    http://www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/szydliks/faceoff.htm

    8 PM: THE SECRETS OF MENTAL MATH, PROFESSOR ARTHUR BENJAMIN, HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE, MITBY THEATER (Open to the Public)
    Students and teachers are invited to attend this unique event - FIRST time in Madison! Art has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, NY Times, LA Times, Scientific American, Peoples Magazine etc.,
    http://www.math.hmc.edu/~benjamin

    April 26, Saturday
    11 AM: COMBINATORIAL TRIGONOMETRY (AND A METHOD TO DIE FOR), PROFESSOR ARTHUR BENJAMIN HMC, CA, HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

  • Lecture # 72, Friday, April 18, 2008, 9:00 AM, Room Mitby Theater, : Dale R. Buske, St. Cloud State University Mathematics Department
    Lingo...It's Not Just Words
    FOLLOWED BY "WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPER MATHEMATICIAN" AT 10:30 AND AFRICAN DRUMS: PERFORMED BY "SPECTRUM PERCUSSION TRIO" OF THE UW-MADISON.

    THE PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS IN OUR ANNUAL WWTBASM ARE:
    DE FOREST, EDGEWOOD, FORT ATKINSON, HOMESTEAD, JEFFERSON, MADISON EAST, MADISON MEMORIAL, MARSHALL, PARDEEVILLE, REEDSBURG, RUFUS KING AND WAUNAKEE.

 

List of Contestants for WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPER MATHEMATICIAN

Student Name School Name Teacher Name
Brel Hutton-Okpalaeke DeForest High School; Deforest, WI  Mark Ray
Kevin Lubick DeForest High School; Deforest, WI  Mark Ray
Nicole Lugo Edgewood High School; Madison, WI  Cathi Shaughnessy
Christopher Raulin Edgewood High School; Fort Atkinson, WI  Cathi Shaughnessy
Philip Ebben Fort Atkinson High School; Fort Atkinson, WI  
Bridget Babcock Jefferson High School; Jefferson, WI  Joan Fitzgerald
Alex Huhn Madison East High School; Madison, WI  Patrick Meloy
Daniel Neuser Madison East High School; Madison, WI  Patrick Meloy
Ben Seeger Madison Memorial High School; Madison, WI  Vic Levine
Valerie Shen Madison Memorial High School; Madison, WI  Vic Levine
Louis Wilson Madison Memorial High School; Madison, WI  Vic Levine
Addison Peck Marshall High School; Madison, WI  Joe Schneider
Arjun Adusumilli Mequon Homestead High School; Madison, WI  Monica Gantner
Hannah Shaw Mequon Homestead High School; Madison, WI  Monica Gantner
Jonathan Yu Mequon Homestead High School; Madison, WI  Monica Gantner
Joel Campnell Pardeeville High School; Madison, WI  Doreen Viking
Mike Birr Reedsburg High School; Madison, WI Dennis Burr
Chelsea Hassi Rufus King High School; Milwaukee, WI  Jennifer Neuenschwander
Alexander Hoyer Rufus King High School; Milwaukee, WI  Jennifer Neuenschwander
Michael Lamberton Rufus King High School; Milwaukee, WI  Jennifer Neuenschwander
 Eric Kulcyk Waunakee High School; Waunakee, WI  Joan Ensign

 

Welcome Address Pictures


Bettsey Barhorst, MATC President, welcomes participants to the day's events.

Bettsey Barhorst, MATC President, welcomes participants to the day's events.
(Click on either picture to download a full-sized image.)

 

Guest Lecture Pictures

(Click on any picture above to download a full-sized image.)

 

 

Lunch Pictures


Our emcee, George Alexander


Bob Dindorf, Jeganathan "Sri" Sriskandarajah and Techer






3rd Place

2nd Place

Our emcee, George Alexander congratulates the big winner

A $1700 Smile

This year's T-Shirt design
(Click on any picture above for a full-sized image.)

 

Our Sponsors

Jody Thrush and Marian Timmerman of the MATC Arts & Sciences Division Robert Dinndorf of the MATC Foundation
Ellen Brothers of American Girl Thomas Golden of Mortensen, Matzelle, & Meldrum, Inc.
Rajan Sheth of Mead and Hunt Inc. Ann Hlavin of Capitol Bank
Herbert H. Kohl Charities Inc. Jim Rodman of State Farm Insurance
Patti Kearney of MacKichan Software, Inc. Catherine Boucher of Wolfram Research, Inc.
Catherine Heiman and Jean Alt of the MATC bookstore Steve Stembridge and Elizabeth Haefele of McGraw-Hill
Barbara Waters of Placon Corporation Joe Alexander of the Alexander Company
Bob Schmeid of Odana Tire Center Becky Keitel of Keitel Corporation
Mary Braucht of Top Promotions, Inc. Judy Lowell of American Family Insurance
Gloria Gabriel of Thomson Publishing Rajesh Rawal of Burger King
Rosemary Kleinheinz of Mennenga Tax & Financial Service Nora Martinez of Texas Instruments
Annita Bartels of Wiley Publishing  

 

Join the MATC
Mathematics Club

If you are interested, email Jeganathan "Sri" Sriskandarajah ( jsriskandara@madisoncollege.edu ) or contact him in room 211G.    Watch this page and the student bulletin for further announcements.


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