Upcoming Events 2/14

Thursday, Feb. 27:  Due to Pi Day (3/14) occurring over Spring Break, CBU’s MAA will celebrate the day on February 27 (2/27) since the fraction 22/7 is an approximation for pi.  Officer elections will also be held on that day.

Saturday, March 1:  The Christian Brothers University Regional Science Olympiad competition will be held on campus.   We expect to have 7 high school teams competing, some from as far away as Gibson county.  We will also have 3 middle school teams at the competition.  We expect 130-150 middle and high school students plus their coaches and quite a number of parent to attend the event this year.  Opening ceremonies are at 8 AM in the CBU Theater Auditorium.

Spring Break:   A group of CBU students plan to attend the Southeastern Section Meeting of the MAA over Spring Break.

March 24 & 25:  The Memphis and Shelby County Science & Engineering Fair is scheduled for March 24 and 25.  Judging will be from noon until 2 PM on March 25.

March 29:  The Forty Fifth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty Ninth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU.  For information, contact Dr. Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu .

MAA trial run for Scavenger Hunt

Students going through a trial run for the upcoming MAA Zoo Scavenger Hunt.

April:  CBU is planning several events to celebrate Math Awareness Month this April.  The national theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.  A signature event will be its first Mathematical Scavenger Hunt at the Memphis Zoo.  It is currently scheduled for the afternoon of April 1st.  Alumni are welcome to join in the fun.  We expect the weather to be warmer in April.  E-mail cgrilli@cbu.edu for information.

Volleyball Game

Things were looking up for the faculty team, but the students ended up prevailing last year.

Upcoming events to look forward to are Tri Beta’s tours of St. Jude, UTHSC and the Church Health Center in March and April, as well as the annual Faculty/Student Volleyball game (Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit). Last year Tri Beta raised ~$700  for the Church Health Center.  Due to superior skills, the young and vital students reigned victorious over the deceitful faculty who had won for three years in a row under questionable circumstances. This year on April 3rd there will be a re-match to see if the faculty will regain their title or if the students really have surpassed their mentors.

Saturday, April 5:  CBU will host the annual Western Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences meeting. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 21st.  If you have any questions concerning the meeting, contact Ms. Lynda Miller (lmiller@cbu.edu) or Dr. James Moore (jmoore25@cbu.edu).  This year we have yet another wonderful keynote speaker scheduled. Dr. Diana Outlaw (Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University) will be discussing her work on the evolution of malaria parasites. The title of Dr. Outlaw’s presentation will be “Evolution and Diversification in Malaria Parasites”. To see more of Dr. Outlaw’s work visit her website  http://dco29.biology.msstate.edu/The_Outlaw_Lab.html