FLORENCE – The 32nd Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament will be held at Francis Marion University Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Registered to participate are 241 students from 16 area high schools. The event is co-sponsored by the FMU Department of Mathematics and the Pee Dee Education Center.
Scheduled in Chapman Auditorium of the McNair Science Building from 9:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m., the tournament consists of all students taking a written mathematics exam in the morning and a team competition in the afternoon. Larry Engelhardt, FMU assistant professor of physics, will be a guest speaker, followed by a box lunch.
Engelhardt earned the B.A. degree in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Petersburg, Va., and the Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Iowa State University. He has taught at FMU since 2006.
For more information, contact Damon Scott, associate professor of mathematics and tournament supervisor, at 843-661-1586. For the competition schedule, go to http://acsweb.fmarion.edu/math/competition/hp_competition.htm.