Category Archives: Student Activities

Mathematical Explorations Seminar Series

Next week, the College of Charleston Math Club and the Department of Mathematics will host a seminar talk designed for undergraduate students. We hope to offer more talks of this kind in the future. The talk is open to the public and no particular mathematical background is required.     From the logic of a […]

Math Students Discuss Modeling Contest Experience

Clay Gardner, Mike Lis, and Tyler Perini recently participated in the 2014 COMAP (the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications) Mathematical Contest in Modeling.  They formed one of several teams of students from the College of Charleston, and their solution of the contest problem earned them a “meritorius” rating reserved for the top 9% of contest entrants. Clay, Mike, and Tyler were […]

Congratulations to our COMAP MCM contestants!

COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is a  contest that attracts contestants from colleges and universities around the world.  The College of Charleston team consisting of math majors Tyler Perini, Clay Gardner and Mike Lis earned a meritorious rating in the 2014 MCM contest, placing them in the top 9% of the 6755 teams that competed. […]

CofC Mathematics Major uses Math to Predict NCAA Tournament Winners

Stephen Gorman, a junior mathematics major at the College of Charleston, spent last summer in a Research Experience for Undergraduates at Davidson College researching the mathematics of ranking methods.  Recently he spoke with the College on How to Become a Billionaire in 5 Easy Steps by employing mathematical strategies to pick a winning NCAA Tournament bracket.  You […]

Math Meet 2014

Every year since 1978, the math department at CofC has run a contest for high school students.  This year’s Math Meet, held on February 22, 2014, brought over 600 students from three states and more than 50 schools to campus for a day of fun, creative and challenging competitions.  Teacher’s tell us that their students […]

CofC Math Student Solves Math Horizons Problem

Lauren Tubbs, a junior Mathematics Major at the College of Charleston, recently worked on solving a multi-part problem that was posed in the Playground section of the September 2013 issue of Math Horizons, a journal published by the Mathematical Association of America.  Lauren successfully solved Problem 295 on “Counting Divisors” and submitted her solution to the […]