Youngstown State University College of STEM and also the YSU STEM Mathematics and Statistics department held the 11th Annual MathFest on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013. Students from thirty-five area schools attended the 2010 festivities. There was clearly over 350 students understading about different mathematics principles while spending time with different faculty and YSU students.
“What brought us to MathFest [was] the means for students to check out math from a different viewpoint that what they’d typically get from a textbook,” Tom Cochran, a tutor from Hickory Senior high school in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, said. “It also gives students a chance to listen to some of the things a mathematics degree might permit them do throughout their college years and in their eventual careers that follow.”
Students were taken around Kilcawley as well as Lincoln building for several workshops. Featured in many with the workshops were different faculty and perhaps some students. In one workshop, Experiences of Math Majors, YSU student mathematicians reached over to the kids. The maths majors informed the audience about what they planned to do with their degrees.
“We were going to show highschool?students, who may possibly often be a few years younger than us, the diverse opportunities readily obtainable to?them once they decided to attend college and major in mathematics,” says Eric Shehadi, who was simply recently appointed as a new student trustee. This was Eric’s second year because Student MathFest Coordinator.
The students enjoyed problems of the latest concepts and learned that mathematicians can achieve more than purely calculator work. One particular workshop demonstrated the sort of techniques that employers use to gauge the problem-solving ability of candidates; the “Why Should We Hire You?” workshop used questions and brainteasers from nationally known companies such as Google.