Pi Mu Epsilon hosts Tennessee mathematicians
Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, hosted assistant professors Debra Mimbs and Laura Singletary from Lee University in Tennessee on Sept. 30, 2015.
To a crowd of 47 students and faculty, the speakers gave an interactive talk titled: "Oh, the Places You Will Go: Becoming Well-Euled Mathematicians."
The talk examined the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem: is it possible to stroll through the town of Konigsberg by crossing each of the town's seven bridges once and only once? The speakers explained how famous mathematician Leonard Euler answered this question in the negative in 1736 and simultaneously laid the foundation for the beginning of the field of mathematics known as graph theory.
Two students won door prizes: Carey Bina '17 and Sarah Allen '18.