Speakers expose students to professionals from other parts of the country giving them insights beyond those of our own faculty, and helps connect NMU to the global academic community. Talks by colleagues start discussions on issues of importance, and provide an opportunity to give visibility to scholarly work being done here.
ACM North Central North American Regional Programming Contest
Eight Computer Science students attended the 2006 programming in Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada. An annual competition in which our students regularly attend.
NMU Invitational Programming Contest
The NMU Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has been planning and hosting this annual event since 2000. The NMU-hosted programming contest is designed specifically for college students and has had as many as 24 teams from five universities participating.
For more information, contact professor Andrew A. Poe.
Argonne National Laboratory
Each year 300 or more undergraduates from universities throughout the Midwest attend the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory for their Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Many of the students present their research papers and publications to an audience of their peers, Argonne scientists, graduate students and university faculty. An average of 15 students from this department attend the event annually and four to six of these students present their own research.
International IT Conference
Two computer science seniors presented at the 2nd International IT Student Conference in March 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor David Buhl facilitated the coaching of a Lego Robotics Team for the Regional and State Robotics Tournament in November/December 2006. NMU student Mark Henrion and Buhl coached the team in WS 2812 (Seaborg Center computer lab). The regional tournament was held on Nov. 11 and was held at Lake Superior State University. The State tournament was held in early December in Detroit.
CS 370: Intelligent Mobile Robots class trip to U.P. Children's Museum to install a robot crow exhibit.
Michigan/Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
The MCTM is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students by supporting educators in their efforts to improve mathematics instruction.
Mathematics education major Mark Henrion was awarded the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Miriam Schaeffer Scholarship. Each year, MCTM awards three $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students in Michigan pursuing a degree in elementary or secondary education. These scholarships were officially presented at the MCTM Annual meeting held in Holt, Michigan.
Four mathematics education students attended the Duluth Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference. The students made two presentations (i.e. in pairs).
Professor David Buhl facilitated the coaching of two Mathcounts teams for the national Mathcounts competition. Several NMU students coached teams from Bothwell Middle School and Father Marquette Middle School. The regional tournament was in Kingsford, Mich., and the state tournament is in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan (site to be determined).
Help support the NMU Native American Student Association's sixth annual First Nations Food Taster on November 3, 2006.
HON 112-2 Class Trip
Help support the Honor's 112-2 class travel to Chicago to attend a guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as go to a theatre to view an independent American film.
Student Employment Week
Gift certificates were given to each of our nine student tutors in recognition of their work in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department's tutor labs
Gift certificates were given in recognition of our outstanding graduates.
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