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03/06/2013

Treasure Hunts, Presentations and Movies Add Up to Math Conference

Quick Facts

 The conference will be March 14-16 at Winthrop University.
 Activities geared toward students include a treasure hunt, movie screening and math jeopardy.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Treasure hunts, math jeopardy contests, poster presentations, movie showings and lectures all add up to the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section Conference, which will be March 14-16 at Winthrop University.

More than 400 guests are expected at the 3-day event, and registration is currently open and will be open at the conference.

The conference will offer several activities geared toward students, including the math jeopardy and treasure hunt, as well as short courses and workshops of several topics in the mathematics field. Topics range anywhere from symmetries of n-tone pitch systems to new perspectives on risk measures to the number of mates a Latin square can have.

In addition to presentations and the numerous activities, there will be keynote speeches from experts in the field: Sam Kaplan, from UNC Asheville; Hua Wang of Georgia Southern University; Hugh Howards of Wake Forest University; and Rick Gillman from Valparaiso University.

For those interested in attending, registration fees are free for high school students, $25 for emeriti faculty, high school teachers and undergraduate or graduate students; and $35 for current faculty, government and industry members. Registration is $15 for Saturday only. Short courses hold a registration fee of $35.

For more information visit the website or contact Joe Rusinko at 803/323-4643 or Trent Kull at 803/323-4547 with questions.

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