- Contact:  Mel Damodaran, <email@example.com>
- Short Description:  Math-Computer Science Awareness Day
The Math-Computer Science Awareness Day celebration will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the University of Houston-Victoria Center Building in Victoria. We will have various demonstrations, hands on activities, and workshops dealing with math and computer science. During the celebration, the University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College will conduct mathematics and computer science contests for local high schools. The program of the celebration: 3:00 - 3:25 p.m. - Check-in at the Ben Wilson street entrance just inside the Univ. Center building 3:30 - 4:05 p.m. - Math contest (and concurrent breakout sessions) 4:10 - 4:45 p.m. - Computer Science contest (and concurrent breakout sessions) 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Award Ceremony 6:00 - Pizza party Each high school is allowed to enter two teams for the computer science contest (in addition to two teams for the math contest.) Each team will include one (1) student from each grade level (9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade). Individual medals for first through third will be awarded at each grade level. The top two overall scorers will receive scholarships from Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria. Team trophies for first through third will also be awarded. Team scores will be determined using the top three individual scores from each team. Ties will be broken using percent accuracy. The computer science contest will be a 25-question multiple-choice tests consisting of base conversion and data type through arrays, strings, pointers, loops, structures, functions in C/C++, but no OOP. No calculator permitted. Students will need to bring a no. 2 pencil for the contest. Students must verify their grade level by bringing a letter signed by the school principal or counselor on school letterhead stating the student=s current grade level status the day of the contest. We are looking forward to seeing you on February 27th. For more information, please contact Ms. Yolanda Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (361) 570-4142, Dr. Mel Damodaran (email@example.com) at (361) 570-4203, or Dr. Alexey Bulatov (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (361) 570-4225. Please complete the Registration form on the next page and return no later than Thursday Feb. 13th, 2003. You may fax this form back to Ms. Yolanda Gonzalez, Coordinator, Student Recruitment & Relations. The fax no. is (361) 570-4136. Have a great time in celebrating math and computer science!