Monday, March 11, 2013

Seventh Annual Math/Science Day Held

The Bethany College Mathematics and Computer Science Club, led by Keith Bartlett and Mindy Bierhals, in conjunction with the American Chemical Society student chapter, led by Jacob Fischer, the Tri-Beta Biology honorary, led by Amber Lancaster, the Society of Physics Students, led by Olivia Pavlic, and Bethany Kalon Scholar Morgan Jacobs, recently invited local high-school students to Bethany College’s Mountainside Conference Center for a day of friendly competition in mathematics and the sciences.

This student-led competition has occurred every March since 2007, and consists of an individual exam and several group activities. The students were addressed by Carolyn Kitchens, visiting assistant professor of chemistry. 

On March 1, academic coaches from Buckeye Local High School, including alumna Kelli McAbier ’11, John Marshall High School, Ringgold High School and Valley High School brought 110 students to Bethany’s campus. Bethany College faculty, including Scott Brothers, assistant professor of chemistry; Adam Fletcher, assistant professor of mathematics; Mary Ellen Komorowski, professor emeritus of mathematics; Lisa Reilly, assistant professor of chemistry; and Joseph Walsh, assistant professor of mathematics, assisted with contests and grading throughout the day.

The next Math/Science Day Competition will be held March 7, 2014.

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