FLORENCE---The 31^{th} Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament will be held at Francis Marion University Tuesday, Dec. 4.

More than 190 students from 13 area high schools are expected to participate in the tournament, co-sponsored by the FMU Department of Mathematics and the Pee Dee Education Center.

Scheduled in Chapman Auditorium of the McNair Science Building, the tournament consists of all students taking a written mathematics exam in the morning and a team competition in the afternoon. Derek Jokisch, associate professor of physics, will be a guest speaker, followed by a box lunch.

Jokisch earned the B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering sciences from the University of Florida. He has taught at FMU since 1999.

For more information, contact Damon Scott, associate professor of mathematics, at 843-661-1586. For the competition schedule, go to http://acsweb.fmarion.edu/math/competition/hp_competition.htm.

#81 / 11-29-07