College of Charleston to Host Annual Math Meet

Some 500 high school students from across the Southeast will descend on the College of Charleston’s campus this weekend for the annual Math Meet.

Since 1978, the Department of Mathematics has been hosting bright, interested high schoolers on campus for an innovative and exciting math competition. This year’s meet, will be all day on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

The meet, which is organized this year by Associate Professor Garrett Mitchener and Instructor Kate Owens, helps high school teachers throughout the region motivate their students to excel. It also exposes these students to cutting-edge research in mathematics and helps them to recognize the role this subject can play outside the classroom.

The Math Meet is also affiliated with the Charleston STEM Festival, on the same day at Brittlebank Park.