The High School Visiting Lecture Program has a new home. After spending the last three years at Grand Valley State University, the program will be housed at Lake Superior State University for the next three years. Brian Snyder and Evan Schemm (LSSU) will be jointly directing this program for the 2002–2003 academic year. I would like to thank the former directors Steve Schlicker and Paul Fishback (GVSU) for their hard work.
The HSVLP offers high school students and teachers the opportunity to connect with college and university faculty and other mathematics professionals. Topics that mathematicians share with schools include applications of mathematics in Congressional apportionment and digital communication, careers in mathematics, mathematically based games, and topics in other areas such as chaos theory, combinatorics, and geometry.
Last year there were 22 volunteer speakers from 13 institutions, offering 46 titles. There were 6 requests for visits, all of which were honored. This number is down from 11 requests during the 2000–2001 academic year. All faculty who are interested in giving high school presentations are encouraged to participate. The continually updated list of speakers is available on the Section Web site (/vhslpAnnounce.html).
Please encourage any high school teachers you may know to take advantage of the program. There is no charge to them for this service. Teachers can apply directly from the Web site. For further information, see our Web site or contact Brian or Evan.
Contact information:Brian Snyder: firstname.lastname@example.org; 906-635-2658
Evan Schemm: email@example.com; 906-635-2633
Brian Snyder, LSSU
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