If you have received an invitation to join KME, and are interested, you
need simply to complete the KME Application Short
A student interested in joining KME may apply at any time. If you have not
received an invitation to join, in order to apply you will need to complete
KME Application Full Form. Once we have
reviewed your application and your qualifications, you will be contacted.
please return the form to either our faculty advisor, Terry Bridgman, via the Department
of Mathematics & Computer Science office in Chauvenet 147.
The cost of membership in either KME or SIAM is a one-time fee of $25 (payable to CSM).
Colorado School of Mines is an academic member of SIAM and as such, any CSM student is
eligible to join the national organization of SIAM. If you would like to join siam, you
may either complete the registration form or register
on-line at www.siam.org/joinsiam.
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Math and CS at the Elementary School
The dept received the following email:
Hi Jody and Samantha,
I'm really just taking a shot in the dark. I am a mother of a 9-year-old girl
who attends Foster Elementary (a low income/dual language school) in Arvada.
I'd really like to set up a math/science club at her school for the G/T students.
I'd love to bring in bright, young, enthusiastic "instructors" to spark their
interest in math and science. I immediately thought of Mines students. Do you
think any of the students in your department might be interested in collaborating
on such an effort? I might be able to get our after school program grant to pay
the instructors a small fee for their time, but if anything, it would be nominal.
Ideally, the group could come once a week to work for a couple of hours with the
kids, and maybe do a fun activity or experiment? I'd also love to incorporate a
visit to campus for any kind of inspiration you can think up. If you don't think
there would be an interest (I know your students are busy), do you have any
alternative suggestions? Thanks!
Would anyone be interested in heading up something like this for an elementary school?
We have been volunteered to help out w/ a Calc Bowl (kinda like a noodle bowl but with math)
Anybody want to write Calculus questions to torture high school students??? Here's that email:
Note to Gateway Calc Bowl 2011 Volunteers and Others-
Calc Bowl 2011 preparations are well underway. We have already visited 16 AP Calc
classrooms at 9 high schools so far. We have quite a few teams enrolled, and we
expect more over the next couple of weeks. This is a reminder that we are still in
need of questions for the Calc Bowl competition. We have received questions from
one volunteer (thank you!), but still need more. You can download a copy of the 1st
round questions from last year (http://coyec.org/calcbowl). This should give you an
idea of the type of questions we are looking for. Basically, they are more-or-less
typical of questions from AP Calculus exams, but are questions that can be answered
in 1 minute or less.
for examples of AP practice exams. Both Calc AB and BC levels are appropriate, but
the Bowl questions are about 75% AB level questions.
If you are able to help out with this, please send your submissions by 3/10 at the
latest. That we give us time to edit them into the Bowl question suite and perform
some necessary balancing of topics and difficulty. All questions are multiple choice
A-E. Powerpoint is the desired format, but just send text if that works for you.
Graphics are nice as long as they will not distract the students. Note that we do not
need the answers (if we can't figure them out then you are really too clever!). We will
need a total of about 400 new questions, so don't be bashful!
Also, please keep April 12 on your calendar. We are in need of as many helpers for the
Calc Bowl event itself as we can get. The main event starts at 5:30 and we start setting
up at 3:00. Please let me know if you will be able to make it. We will make your a name
tag and provide a light dinner for you when you come.
MOST IMPORTANT! SIAM conference tomorrow! We have quite a few students going so if anyone needs a ride, please email me
The club will cover admission costs (and has actually already covered several people's costs)
If you would like to go but are totally lost about specifics, email me!
Pi - Mile
We are on for Sunday, April 10 from 8:00am - 12:00 (officially). Registration begins at 9:00, race begins at 10:00
We have a website! with online registration! (thanks Courtney) : www.pi-mile.org
We will be needing volunteers (so expect to be volunteered) to help w/ getting donations!
We have an official donation letter (thanks Claire) and will have a brochure and flyer by Monday!
Time to push hard!!!
We are on for a Pie Sale! Wednesday, March 9, 11:00am - 1:00pm in the Student Center.
All the necessary forms have been filed (thanks David)!
You should have gotten a Doodle to sign up to make a pie (or pies) (thanks David)
You will be getting another Doodle to sign up to work the table (the more, the merrier)
Last year was lots of fun and I expect this year to be even better!
Tutoring is still going strong! though things may be a bit slow this week as I think they ar
doing CSAP testing. Anyone interested can sign up on the Tutor Doodle (thanks Tyler)
- The return of Bowling Night!
- Movie Night - the sequel
- Alcohol intervention for Angela
Meeting Minutes - 02/17/2011
Meeting Minutes from Thursday, 2/17 Please read (or at least look for your name -- you
may be surprised at how much you "volunteered" for)
were sent out to all qualifying sophomores, juniors and
seniors. A reminder will go out this week for the 2/25 deadline on having their applications
turned in. We have already received a couple of early applications and can gladly welcome
- Sara Clifton, and
- Michael Firmin
into the KME cult!! ;-)
Sarah Valovcin "volunteered" to complete all the necessary forms with
student activities to update our information on the Mines website and so Blakelee won't keep
Still lots of enthusiasm at the prospect of selling pies.
has all the forms to submit but first we need some firm commitments.
David will be posting a Doodle for everyone to sign up to bake a pie for the Pie Sale.
The date of the sale is Wednesday, March 9th (right around the proverbial corner)
We have a domain and a (shell of a) website!!!
is ours and will
soon be populated w/ all the latest and greatest info. The run will be on Sunday, April 10
at 10:00. Courtney Rohde
has provided info that will allow us to take online
payment/registrations. Expect to be volunteered to approach merchants for contributions!!
will be talking to Prof Hereman (at length) about possibly making a contribution
to the Ryan Sayer memorial fund. I'm trying to get an acceptable t-shirt design out to everyone
so that everyone can complain about it ;-)
GHS has been very pleased with our efforts (especially since
the engineering honor society couldn't handle the commitment). They want us to extend our
efforts to 4 afternoons a week along w/ the Tuesday night session. Please, please, please,
if you have any interest in helping w/ tutoring high school math, sign up on the Doodle that
sends. If you can only do it once, that's still making a contribution.
Times are 2:20ish - 3:30 and Tuesday 6 - 8.
Sarah did a great job consolidating attendee information
for the Pike's Peak conference. For those of you attending, expect some emails on times and
specifics very soon. The next conference is the SIAM student conference at UCD. Anyone wanting
to present must submit an abstract by SATURDAY, FEB. 26. The MCS department is offering to pay
the $10 fee, so please let me know if you are considering attending the conference.
Math Modeling Contest: Tony McCollom
, Jake Rezac
endured a 96 hour discussion/investigation on half-pipe design and
submitted an excellent entry in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. (Brennan was disappointed
that it wasn't actual modeling as he had mastered the runway walk). We should have results back
in March. Way to go to these 3 for not killing each other (or "attempting" to kill each other --
ask Jake about this)