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Snow falling in February

 
News and Information

Organizational Meeting-U.P. High School Math Challenge

There will be an organizational meeting for the U.P. High School Math Challenge tomorrow (2/25/15) at 4 PM in JXJ 2104.  We have the highest number of teams ever registered and are in need of student volunteers!  Our student volunteers emcee the event, distribute/collect problems, grade problems, distribute food and run the awards assembly.  If you're interested in volunteering for this event, please come to the meeting tomorrow!  If you can't attend the meeting but are interested in volunteering, contact Dr. Andy Poe.  Believe us, we won't turn down any volunteers!  It's going to be a big contest!


BonzAI Brawl Sign-Up

The BonzAI Brawl will take place at MTU on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  The Brawl is the single largest annual academic competition in the Upper Peninsula.  Transportation and lodging on Friday night will be provided by NMU; meals on Saturday will be provided by MTU.  If you're interested in competing, there are sign-up sheets in the Computer Science Lab (JXJ 2311).


16th Annual NMU Invitational Programming Contest Sign-Up

The 16th Annual NMU Invitational Programming Contest will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  The contest runs from   12-5 PM.  Lunch and dinner will be provided and you will receive a T-shirt.  If you would like to compete or volunteer as a runner for the event, there are sign-up sheets in the Computer Science Lab (JXJ 2311).


Elementary Education Math Club Meetings - Winter Semester 2015

The Elementary Education Math Club will meet this semester at 5 PM on Thursdays in 3802 West Science.

 


ACM Meetings - Winter Semester 2015

The student chapter of  ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) will meet this semester at 4 PM on Wednesdays in the Computer Science Laboratory (2311 Jamrich Hall).

 


Math Club Meetings - Winter Semester 2015

The NMU  NMUMath Club will have its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday (02/03/15) at 4 PM in the Math and Computer Science Department conference room (2201 Jamrich Hall).  All math majors are welcome.

 


Miriam B. Schaefer Scholarship

The Miriam B. Schaefer Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship awarded to college students who are elementary education majors with a minor in mathematics or secondary education mathematics majors.  Applications are due by May 15, 2015.

 


NMU Competes in the College MATH Challenge

On November 1, 2014, NMU competed in the annual College MATH (Michigan Autumn Take Home) Challenge.

 


November Problem of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Cody Hock for winning the November Math Problem of the Month Contest!

 


2014 Argonne Undergraduate Symposium

A group of students and faculty from NMU traveled to Illinois for the 2014 Argonne Undergraduate Symposium.

 


2014 ACM North Central North America Regional Programming Contest

The ACM North Central North America Regional Programming Contest took place on Saturday (11/08/14) on the campus of Lake Superior State University.  One NMU team placed 3rd at the site.  A complete contest summary and team results are here.

 


October Problem of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Sarah Koskiniemi for winning the October Math Problem of the Month Contest!

 


Code Michigan 2014 Captain's Award to NMU Students

The Code Michigan Captain's Award is given to participants of Code Michigan that through deed, effort or example have earned recognition.  This year the award was presented to two of our students, Josh Fridstrom and Kurt Kilpela, for their civic coding effort and example.  They will each receive a prize of $250.

 

Congratulations, Josh and Kurt!

 


Computer Science Students Place at Code Michigan

Code MI 2014_3rd Place Winners

The State of Michigan, along with local units of government and the private sector, held its second annual Code Michigan event on October 3rd in Marquette, Detroit and Newaygo.  It is a three-day event where civic-minded developers and designers create apps for Michigan.

 

Winners received cash awards between $500 and $5,000. First place winners from each location go on to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 and an opportunity to pitch their winning idea to Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.

 

Ben Harris, Dallas Johnson, Matt Trefilek and Joel Whalen, current computer science majors at NMU, won third place in the Marquette location for a snowplow tracking app they designed.

 

Congratulations guys!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

March 14    U.P. High School Math Challenge

March 28    NMU Invitational Programming Contest

April 11       BonzAI Brawl

Colloquium Series

Join us for presentations on interesting and informative topics. Colloquiums will be held on Fridays at 3:15 PM or Tuesdays at 12 PM during the Winter Semester.  Our 2014-2015 schedule and previous schedules are here.

Next Colloquium:

Problem of the Month Contest

The February problem of the month  is `Tiling’: Is it possible to tile a  board with (L-shape) triominoes and (S-shape) tetrominoes? Explain why or why not?

For contest rules and further information, click here.