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FMUMC 2019

The Department of Mathematics believes that some of the best mathematics is discovered outside of the classroom. The Department sponsors activities and events each year to promote real world learning and inquiry. They are:

MATH CLUB

During  the fall and spring semesters, Math Club generally meets twice a month for talks and recreational math activities. In addition, there are several opportunities throughout the year to travel  and connect with the wider math community.

For more information, see Math Club Advisor Dr. Daniel Scofield.

 

2019-2020 Officers:

President: Jonathan Britt

Vice-President: Zach Middleton

Secretary: Anquan Gamble

Treasurer: Sierra Cartano

Upcoming Meetings

October 12: Math Club runs in Patriot Color Run

October 16: Math Jeopardy at Coastal Carolina

October 26: Math Club pumpkin display at FM A’Glow

November 8: Math Club trip to Columbia for MAA State Dinner of SC

FM UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE

 The Spring 2019 Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

The Department of Mathematics at Francis Marion University is proud to host on Friday, March 29, 2019
The 2019 Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
in which undergraduate students are invited to present their research
from 1:00  to 4:30 p.m.
 
featuring
A Plenary Address
delivered by Dr. Brian Beasley from Presbyterian College
at 4:30 p.m.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration

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Conference Program

Conference Program

MATH IN INDUSTRY SPEAKER SERIES

This series brings speakers in diverse industries that use mathematics in their professions to speak about their work and hold a Q&A dinner with interested students.  For Q&A dinner reservations, email Dr. Ivan Dungan.

October 3, 2019

Speaker:  Ali Uzun

Position:  Senior Research Scientist

Affiliation:  National Institute of Aerospace

Ali Uzun will speak on campus October 3, 2019

November 22, 2019

Speaker:  Calandra Moore

Position:  Data Scientist

Affiliation:  Department of Defense

PEE-DEE REGIONAL HIGH-SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TOURNAMENT

Students on stage at FMU Math Tournament

The 42nd Pee-Dee Regional High-School Mathematics Tournament took place on Tuesday, 2018 December 04.

Results for the 42nd Tournament

Questions should be directed to Dr. Damon Scott, current Tournament director.

Past Questions and Champions

KAPPA MU EPSILON: MATHEMATICS HONOR SOCIETY

Math Honor Society Kappa Mu Epsilon inducts new members

 South Carolina Epsilon Chapter

Kappa Mu Epsilon is an honor society in mathematics whose purpose is promoting mathematics among undergraduates. Students of mathematics or related disciplines who are of academic distinction and have achieved professional and scholastic merit are eligible for membership. Francis Marion’s chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the South Carolina Epsilon Chapter, was established in March 2005. 

MATH DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Upcoming Fall Events

Math Jeopardy at Coastal Carolina

Compete in a friendly match of Math Jeopardy and network with students from Coastal Carolina University.

October 16, 2019

Carolina Math Seminar and MAA State Dinner of South Carolina

Attend talks given by students and faculty in the region at the Carolina Math Seminar. To be held at Columbia College. The MAA State Dinner of South Carolina will immediately follow the Seminar. Contact Dr. Panza if you are interested in attending.

November 8, 2019

South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (SCCTM) Fall Conference

Attend the SCCTM Fall Conference dedicated to mathematics and mathematics education. To be held in Columbia, SC. 

November 14-15, 2019

Upcoming Spring Events

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Take a weekend trip to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to attend the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, an undergraduate math conference dedicated to women. Students will have opportunities to meet other women who share their interests in the mathematical sciences. This is also an opportunities to share any research and listen to research done by fellow undergraduates. Contact Dr. Panza if you are interested in attending. Registration occurs during the first week of October.

January 31- February 2, 2020

Math Jeopardy at Coastal Carolina

Compete in a friendly match of Math Jeopardy and network with students from Coastal Carolina University.

TBD

Carolina Math Seminar

Attend talks given by fellow students and faculty in the region at the Carolina Math Seminar. Location TBD

Typically held in March

FMU Homecoming

Join us for a parade! Help decorate the float!

TBD

MAA Southeastern Section Spring Meeting

Attend the sectional meeting at High Point University in High Point, NC. Compete in Math Jeopardy, participate in the Undergraduate Treasure Hunt, attend talks given by students and faculty, and network with fellow undergraduate math students from other institutions.

March 12-14, 2020

Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Play Math Jeopardy, give and/or attend student talks, and hear a keynote talk given by a well-known mathematician. See Dr. Panza for more information.

TBD

FMU Cardboard Boat Regatta

Will it float? We’ll need you to help us build a boat for the race. 

TBD

PROBLEM OF THE WEEK

Challenging problems will be posted here (as well as on the department bulletin board) biweekly. Check frequently for new problems and solutions to previous problems. Good luck and happy solving!

Week

October 8, 2018

September 24, 2018

September 10, 2018

August 27, 2018

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