High School Visiting Lecture Program

Steve Schlicker (GVSU) is directing the HSVLP this year. Paul Fishback (GVSU) and he will jointly direct the program for the following two years.

The program is in full swing for the 1999-2000 season. Nine requests for speakers already arrived in September. 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 bridge-building and Congressional apportionment, careers in mathematics, beautiful mathematical gems in mainstream mathematics, and topics in other areas such as graph theory, chaos theory, and the theory of surreal numbers.

All faculty who are interested in giving high school presentations are encouraged to participate. The present list of speakers is available on the Section Web site (http://sections.maa.org/michigan/vhslpAnnounce.html). This list is updated regularly. Please encourage any high school teachers you may know to take advantage of the program. There is no charge to them for this service. For further information, see our web site or contact Steve (see contact information on the committee listing).

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