The Mathematics Symposium is a semi-annual one day event jointly sponsored by the Pi Mu Epsilon Society of Penn State Harrisburg and the Mu Alpha Theta Society of Harrisburg Area Community College.
The general format includes four workshops in the afternoon, student presentations, and dinner followed by a talk by the featured speaker. An extensive display of information on careers for math majors is available in the registration area.
Students and faculty in the mathematical sciences, computer science, and engineering are invited. High school teachers are encouraged to bring their AP and honor students. Teachers wishing to have their names submitted for ACT 48 credits must complete a short form available at the Registration Table.
If you have any questions please contact the symposium chairs Dr. Jefferson Hartzler from Penn State Harrisburg (email@example.com, 717-948-6081) or Professor Ellen Shatto from the Harrisburg Area Community College (firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-780-2508).
Spring 2005 Symposium
Dr. Chris Rorres, University of Pennsylvania, Professor Emeritus, Drexel University.
Dr. Solomon Garfunkel, Executive Director of COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics
and Its Applications, Inc.). Under Dr. Garfunkel’s leadership, COMAP has
developed an impressive array of innovative mathematics curriculum materials
for secondary and college level mathematics courses.
Dr. William Dunham, Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg
College. Dr. Dunham combined his historical and mathematical interests by
authoring Journey through Genius: the Great Theorems of Mathematics (John
Wiley, 1990). A second book, The Mathematical Universe (Wiley, 1994), received
the American Association of Publishers’ award as the Best Mathematics Book
of 1994. His most recent work, Euler: The Master of Us All, was published
by the Mathematical Association of America in 1999.
Main Speaker: Dr. Maynard Thompson, Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Dr. Thompson will speak on “Mathematical Models in Biology”. Dr. Thompson has worked on problems in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA and on problems in environmental science for General Motors.