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Evangel hosts Kappa Mu Epsilon regional convention

Published on Jun 1, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University recently hosted the regional convention for Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society.

 Fifty-six students and faculty from eight schools participated in the convention. The following schools were represented: Evangel University, Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, Emporia State University, Union University, Washburn University, Pittsburg State University and Missouri Southern State University.

 A panel consisting of faculty and students from the attending schools judged the students’ papers based on KME criteria and chose the best three papers.

 Evangel senior Katelin Strand presented her paper “Analyzing Baseball Statistics” and placed in the top three of the 11 presenters.

 Strand graduated this May with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and was named Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics. She is from Owatonna, Minn.

 Tosh also presented a lecture about probability and intuition.

 “We feel that Evangel definitely demonstrated that it was capable of organizing a high quality academic mathematics convention,” said Tosh. “I was proud of how well our school came across.”

 Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society with more than 140 chapters.  Evangel’s chapter has been active since 1971. Tosh, the chapter sponsor and professor of mathematics, served as the national president from 2005 to 2009.

 For additional information, contact Dr. Don Tosh at 417-865-2815, ext. 8333.