Math & the Mouse & Notable Programs
Our department offers several noteworthy, unique programs during the academic year, in addition to a special Maymester program. We believe in exposing our students to a variety of ideas, fields, and contemporary research topics.
Math & the Mouse
One of our most notable programs is Math & the Mouse, a May Experience that takes place in Disney World.
The course is project-driven. Students complete major group projects, give presentations, and pursue their own interests during the three week course. Students must have completed MTH-141, 145, 150, or an equivalent in order to apply. In order to learn more, reach out to Dr. Bouzarth, Dr. Harris, or Dr. Hutson.
Additionally, take a look at the blog which details the 2019 trip!
Clanton Lecture Series
Every fall, a top mathematician visits our department and presents on a series of different themes. View our past visiting mathematicians.
Carolinas Sports Analytics Meetings
This program began in 2013, providing a space for faculty and students to explore sport statistics. In the inaugural year, topics included:
- “Sports’ Most Unassailable Record”
- “Diamonds in the Rough: An Enhanced Rating System for MLB Batters and Pitchers”
- “Boxing in Basketball: What Factors Affect the Outcome in a College Basketball Game?”
While COVID-19 prevented recent meetings, check back on the page for Carolinas Sports Analytics Meetings for updates.
Wylie Mathematics Tournament
The tournament is a one-day event meant to inspire students to study mathematics. High school students who are passionate about mathematics should register. Registration is free! Participants only need to pay for lunch and transportation.
The deadline to register for this year’s competition is March 4th, 2022. Due to rising COVID-19 rates, this year the tournament will not be held in person.
Contact us for any questions you may have, we are happy to help!