The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


The Citadel Math Club

Purpose: The primary goal of the math club is to promote mathematical interest and activity among students at The Citadel, and to strengthen the interaction and relationship between students and faculty members. We meet on the second Monday of each month at noon. During our meetings, we discuss and solve interesting mathematical problems, attend seminars, socialize, and engage in activities related mathematics.

Current Members and Officers

  • Members: Kaige M. Lindberg, Meriel T. Robinson, Marcus Q. Harbol, Nathan S. McAnally, Luke R. Tiscareno, Welfare Wang, James L. Andrus, Topper J. Knutson-Harper, Jamme J. Butler, John C. Campbell, Hsin-Yun Ching, Pang J. Hsu, Shadonna J. Littlejohn, Grayson D. Smith, Dustan O. Vinson, Samuel K. Long
  • Officers:president -Marcus Harbol, vice president - Kaige M. Lindberg, secretary - James Andrus


Schedules for AY 2015 - 2016

  • September: Our first Fall meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 7. There is a puzzle competition with prizes.
  • October: A graduate student in math education John Adams gives us a talk on Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers on October 12th. 
  • November: Dr. George Rudolph presents "Graphs, Laughs, Matrix Mirrors, Sterling Stirling and Outta-sight Insights" on November 2nd. 
  • February: A math graduate student Ms. Rachael Graves and the visiting professor Dr. Tingting Fang give presentations on their research. 
  • March: We celebrate the national Pi day on March 14th. Dr. David Trautman presents interesting facts about π, and cadet McAnally presents his research result on Fibonacci numbers. 
  • April: Dr. Mukherjee presents her recent research results on April 11th. 

Schedules for AY 2014 - 2015

  • September: We meet on September 1st for our first meeting. A Post Doctoral Scholar Dr. Christian Rossmann gives us a talk on "Computer Modeling and Simulation in Applied Medicine".
  • October: Dr. Rigoberto Flórez gives us a talk on one of his research project.
  • November: The Commandant CAPT Geno Paluso (who was a math major at The Citadel) talks about how math major has helped him after his graduation.
  • February: Freshmen James Andrus and Topper J. Knutson-Harper present "Experiments in Topology".
  • March: Dr. Leandro Junes from California University of Pennsylvania gives us a talk "Pi and Copyright Infringement". Several interesting facts about the number Pi including some of its history and many "especial" sequences that appear in the decimal expansion are discussed in his talk.
  • April: We elected Math Club officials for AY 2015 - 2016. Marcus Harbol was elected president of the Math Club. Also, Marcus Harbol and Kaige M. Lindberg presented their research projects.

Schedules for AY 2013 - 2014

  • September: We meet on September 23rd for our first meeting. We elect officers for the math club. The secure operations center(SOC) manager Brad Warneck at PhishLabs gives a presentation at the meeting about the cyber-security solutions they offer at his company.
  • October: Dr. Rigoberto Flórez gives us a talk on Fibonacci numbers.
  • November: It's a movie night on November 11th.
  • February: Dr. Groetsch gives us a talk on "What is an inverse problem?" on February 10th.
  • March: We celebrate the Pi day.
  • April: Mr. John Watson and Ms. Rachel Graves (a graduate student) present their research work. Also, new officers are elected for the coming year.

Schedules for AY 2012 - 2013

  • September: We meet on September 10th for our first meeting. We electe officials and discuss options for math club activities.
  • October: October 15th, Dr. Chartier's, Professor of Mathematics of Davidson College presents "A Pretty Mathematical Face".
  • November: November 12th, Dr. Trautman presents "Double Factorials".
  • February: February 8th, Dr. Todd Wittman presents on "Mathematical Image Processing".
  • March: March 11th, two math seniors present their senior projects.
  • April: April 12th, a guest from Boeing presents applications in Boeing industry.

Activities from AY 2011 - 2012

  • September: We met on September 12th for our first meeting. We discussed options for math club activities and practiced a few math jeopardy contest problems.
  • October: We met on October 10th. Math club members were divided into two groups and participated in math jeopardy contest practice round.
  • November: Meet on November 14th.
  • February: We had a math club meeting in February.
  • March: We celebrated the Pi day on March 14th.
  • April: The math club president Kuo-Wei Yao presented his senior project at the meeting.

Activites from AY 2010-2011

  • September: Meet on September 6th for our first meeting. Officers are elected during this meeting.
  • October: Meet on October 4th. Dr. Hurd gives us a talk on Egyptian graphs.
  • November: Attend state dinner at the Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach and have fun on the beach. Attend Dr. Trautman's talk on campus.
  • December: Meet on December 6th. Dr. Moore gives us a talk on a mathematical paradox.
  • February: Meet on February 7th. Watch a movie "A Beautiful Mind" based on life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a Nobel Laureate in Economics.
  • March: Meet on March 7th. Dr. Margaret Francel gives us a talk about Euler Officer Problem.
  • April: Meet on April 11th. Ms. Chai-Yu Hu presents her senior project. Officers are elected for AY 2011 - 2012: Kou-Wei Yao (president), Wei-Fang Liu (vice president), and Po-Lun Su (secretary).
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