MAA/ACM Joint Student Chapter
The Belmont University mathematics and computer science club is a joint Student Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The MAA and ACM are two of the most prominent professional organizations in mathematics and computer science, respectively.
Our MAA/ACM chapter meets regularly throughout the semester. Each meeting has time for snacks, announcements, and discussion. Sometimes we play a game, other times we have a mini-lecture by a student or professor, but we always have fun! MAA/ACM also sponsors a very popular Game Day each semester at which faculty and students come together to play board games, card games, and video games.
Finally, MAA/ACM performs community service, such as tutoring or helping out with Belmont's Family Literacy Day, each year.
For up-to-date information, pictures, and more, check out the Belmont MAA/ACM Joint Student Chapter webpage.
Spring 2012 Activities
|January 20||10:00 a.m.||HSB209||MAA/ACM club meeting|
|February 17||10:00 a.m.||HSB209||MAA/ACM club meeting - Alumni Talk|
|March 16||4:00 - 9:00 p.m.||2nd Floor HSB||GAME DAY!|
|March 23||10:00 a.m.||HSB209||MAA/ACM club meeting|
|March 24||1:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Rose Park||Family Literacy Day|
|April 20||10:00 a.m.||HSB209||MAA/ACM club meeting|
2011/2012 MAA/ACM Student Chapter Officers:
|President: Georgia Fisher
Vice-President: Corey Schmidt
Secretary: Angela Gaetano
Treasurer: Josh Sheehy
Faculty advisors: Dr. Andy Miller,
Dr. Bill Hooper
Six members of Belmont's MAA/ACM Club participated in the 20th anniversary of Hands On Nashville's Day of Service on September 24th. The group worked at Charlotte Park Elementary School painting, spreading mulch and planting flowers.
The 2010 ACM Mid-Southeast Conference was held in Gatlinburg, TN on November 11-12, 2010. Belmont senior Cameron Behar gave a presentation on "Visualizing Graphs through Software". Dr. William Hooper and Dr. Joyce Crowell gave a talk titled "An Applet Package for CS0".
Cameron's presentation earned him Honorable Mention honors. His presentation was fourth out of the 23 undergraduate student presentations from institutions such as University of Alabama, Austin Peay, UT Martin, Tennessee Tech, Furman University, East TN State, Jackson State, Columbus State, Samford University, and MTSU.
Students Compete in ‘Battle of the Brains'
Six Belmont students competed in the 35th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, also known as the "Battle of the Brains," regional competition November 6, 2010 at Tennessee Technological University. Tens of thousands of students in more than 90 countries participate in the global competition, and the top 100 regional champions will go on to compete Feb. 27 - March 4 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Team one, also known as "Brute Force", with Kevin Crowl, Cameron Behar and Brandon Sharp, placed 3rd overall by solving 5 problems. Team two, also known as "Bandits," with Cory Hughes, Trevor Hinesley and Will Proffitt, came in 10th overall by solving 4 problems. Here is a link to all of the results: http://score.cigas.net/cgi-bin/mcpc2010.cgi?view=3