A group of students organized a math club after finding a sponsor for the first time in 10 years.
Rachael Shudde, a senior math and computer science major from Tuscola, is treasurer of the club, called Mu Sigma.
“The goal of the math club is to facilitate community among people who like math,” Shudde said.
She said Dr. John Ehrke, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, will be the new sponsor for Mu Sigma, working with the whole math department including Shudde and Jared Barker, a junior math and engineering major from Hurst and president of Mu Sigma.
Barker said the club is open to any student of any major with an interest in math.
“It’s free to join,” Barker said. “You don’t have to pay any dues.”
Events include solving the problem of the week, the Tri-Science Cup ping-pong tournament, game and movie nights, one-off social events and the Calculus Bowl in Dallas in April.
The Calculus Bowl allows competitors to see problems on the screen, and their team is given a minute to solve each of them.
Barker said meeting times and places are always tentative. “It’s typically about once a month. In the past we’ve met in one of the rooms at Halbert-Walling, but it’s really wherever we can find a place.”