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STATE MATH CONVENTION ON CAMPUS

CHARLESTON, S.C.,(Feb. 28)--More than one hundred high school students from around the state are expected to attend the Mu Alpha Theta South Carolina State Convention Saturday, Mar. 4, at The Citadel. Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school mathematics honor society.

     The convention will consist of a keynote address by Mark Drews of the South Carolina Department of Education and editor of The Mathmate, hands-on mathematical activities and a mathematics competition.

     The convention begins at 10:30 a.m. at Duckett Hall Auditorium. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of mathematical, hands-on exercises during the laboratory sessions, which will begin at 11 a.m. at Bond and Letellier Halls. Several topics will be presented during the laboratory sessions, including deflections of a beam, water flow in weirs, Lenart spheres and blockers and finders software, which provides student exercises in problem solving.

     Events occurring at Duckett Hall Auditorium, include a mathematics competition at 1 p.m. and Mark Drews' keynote address, "Math Magic," at 2:30 p.m. The convention will conclude with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at Duckett Hall Auditorium.

     For more information, contact Col. Steve Comer, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at 953-5048.

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