MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
** April 1998 **

Mathematics Awareness Month at
Schoolcraft College
Livonia MI

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Schoolcraft College is a two-year community college in Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. (The school is named after Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, an early Michigan naturalist.) Our Math Awareness Week activities included the award of an annual student mathematics prize and the distribution of a special newsletter. Our annual Pythagorean Prize reception took place on April 15. The President and Vice President of the College were both on hand to help present the awards. Scott Smith, a student whose interests span mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering and who has been a dedicated math tutor on campus, received the grand prize this year as the most outstanding mathematics student at Schoolcraft College. With over 40 fellow students and faculty on hand, Scott was presented with a $300 check, a plaque, and other mementos, including a copy of Steven Strogatz?s book **Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos** donated for this occasion by publisher Addison-Wesley. The April issue of our monthly departmental newsletter, **The Right Angle**, is a special MAW issue. Some 400 copies were distributed to Schoolcraft students and staff, and to the math department chairs at 67 metropolitan Detroit high schools. The newsletter includes an abridged and illustrated version of the theme article by Paul Davis; an original solution, devised by one of our instructors, for the most difficult problem on this year?s Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition for high school students; and the latest of our popular monthly WordWise column? an article delving into the meaning and origin of some of the terms of mathematical logic. ===================================================================== Randy K. Schwartz, Chairman email Department of Mathematics voice 734/462-4400 extn. 5290 Liberal Arts Building Schoolcraft College **In the Inn of the world there is room for 18600 Haggerty Road _everyone_. To turn your back on even one Livonia, MI 48152-2696 person, for whatever reason, is to run USA the risk of losing the central piece of fax 734/462-4558 your jigsaw puzzle.** - Leo F. Buscaglia =====================================================================