Math & Science Clubs
MU ALPHA SIGMA CHI — MU ALPHA THETA
Math and Science Club
The Math and Science Club of Cowley College will seek to promote student interest in the disciplines of mathematics and science and to enrich learning opportunities in mathematics and science throughout the college and community through extra curricular activities.
The Math and Science Club will endeavor to:
- Conduct bimonthly meetings. Club meetings are the first and third Friday of each month in room GJ304 at 2 pm.
- Sponsor one or more mathematics and/or science related field trips or projects per semester.
- Assist the Natural Science Department in recruiting students to major in fields related to mathematics and the sciences.
- Retain a membership of 20-25 members.
- Look for mathematics and science related service opportunities within the community.
- Help the Natural Science Department with Math and Science Day, Technology Day, Career day, etc.
- Submit names to Mu Alpha Theta of qualified math students for membership into that organization.
In Arkansas City:
- Sponsors: Mike Hayden and Humphrey Wamocha
- Meetings: Math and Science club will meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm in GJ304
- New members are always welcome, just come to a meeting and we'll sign you up.
- Officers: President — Kelsie Whitcomb, Vice-President — Felipe Escalante, Historian — Kaitlyn Taylor
- Club meetings are the first and third Friday of each month in room GJ304 at 2 pm.
At Mulvane Center:
- Sponsors: Uwe Conrad
- Meetings: Math and Science club will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 128
- Officers: President – Alexander Tackett
- New members are always welcome, just come to a meeting and we'll sign you up.
Math and Science Club Activities
With the Holiday season approaching, the Math and Science Club at Cowley College’s Mulvane Center collected 314 pounds of canned goods and donated the items to the First Baptist Church Food Bank in Mulvane.
Along with Mulvane Center Math and Science Club sponsor Uwe Conrad, students that helped organize the donation were, Aaron Rogers, Joseph Ishac, Abraham Ishac, Willam Short, and Jacob Edelman.
The Mulvane Math and Science Club hosted a Halloween costume contest on October 31st. The contestants were Laurie Mulford (faculty), Tiffany Killblane (faculty), Caden Bird (student), and Joe Wangombe (student).
On April 10th the Cowley College Mulvane Math and Science Club put on the annual Spring Luau – a tradition dating back more than a decade. Club members decorated the Mulvane Center meeting room with plastic flamingos, plastic hula dancers, silk flowers, and pineapples. read more
Participants were, winner with 127 pounds - Chad Killblane, second place 115 pounds - Coach Ian Alumbaugh. And in no particular order Uwe Conrad, Jeramy Lamar, Aaron Rogers, Adrian Campa, and Trevor Bernd. This year we collected food for the food bank, 447 pounds were donated.
Pictures from Math & Science club weekly free food day. Students come between classes to grab a bite to eat and relax.
On Tuesday, May 9 from 11am to 3pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club held the annual “Year End Luau” for students. Many thanks for Uwe Conrad and Lori Mulford who prepared the delicious food including baked ham with pineapple, pulled pork, and brownies. The Mulvane Math and Science Club would like to wish everyone a great summer!
The Mulvane Math and Science club celebrated PI Day and St. Patrick's Day (early) on March 14. Students had been voting with "spare change" on which of the four individuals: Uwe Conrad, Chad Killblane, Tiffany Killblane, or Justin Petersen would receive a pie in the face. Uwe also cooked up Corned Beef and Cabbage. Lori Mulford cooked chili and red potatoes.
The results are:
- Uwe — 7.34
- Chad — 34.51
- Tiffany — 34.51
- Justin — 10.62
- TOTAL — 86.98
Due to the miraculous tie between the Killblanes, both Tiffany and Chad Pi'd each other at the same time. The tutors also joined in the fun by Pi'ing each other. The money goes to help support the activities of the Mulvane Math and Science club. The club would like to thank everyone who volunteered, voted, cooked, or threw a pie.
Math and Science Club Bridge Contest
The Math and Science Club sponsored a bridge contest where students could design a bridge using the West Point Bridge Designer Program. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the event. A special mention goes out to the naming of the teams including "99 Probs But A Bridge Ain't 1,” "Minus Nein Bridges Road,” and many more clever names. It is a yearly tradition that is enjoyed by many students.
Our winners of the 2016 contest are:
1st place Rocco Ybarra (Banjo)
2nd place Derek Moore (Microscope)
3rd place Cedric Palmer (Cowley book bag)
4th place Alexander Tackett (Gorge Foreman Grill)
5th place Conner Arroyo (remote control helicopter)
6th place Desiree Hinshaw (Flash back video games)
7th place Monica Hallowell (Pink Flamingos)
8th place Brad Ingram (Smithsonian rock and gem dig)
Congratulations to all the winners! A special thank you goes out to Uwe Conrad who donated the prizes for the contest.
"Hot Legs in the Hall" event raised money for Math & Science Club.
On Wednesday, April 6 from 11:30am to 3:00pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club held the "Hot Legs in the Hall" celebration. The feed consisted of chicken legs with buffalo sauce and pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. The club raised $51 total. The club would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and our chef Uwe Conrad! He prepared the delicious food. "
Pies in the faces for Pi Day
The Mulvane Math and Science club celebrated PI Day early on March 9. Students had been voting with "spare change" on which of the three instructors: Ryan Doom, Uwe Conrad or Chad Killblane would receive a pie in the face. A frito pie chili feed was also held to raise money. read more
All you can eat chili for the price of a can of food
On Wednesday, December 9 from 11:30am to 2:00pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club offered an "all you can eat" chili feed. The price was a can of food. The food was then donated to the Methodist Church food drive. The club would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and our chef Uwe Conrad! He prepared the delicious chili.
The Mulvane Math and Science Club would like to extend a Season's Greetings to Everyone!
Mulvane Math and Science Club celebrates Veterans' Day
On Veterans' Day, November 11, the Mulvane Math and Science Club offered a free nacho feed in honor of our veterans. The club thanks all of our veterans for their service! Your sacrifice helps to guarantee our freedom. The club would like to also thank our chef Uwe Conrad.
Students participate in International Cosmic Day event
Students from Cowley College participated in the International Cosmic Day (ICD) event held November 2-4. ICD enables students to contact particle-astrophysicists to get insight into their research, experimental methods and everyday work. read more
Students take part in Tiger Windmill Competition
The Cowley College Natural Science Department and Math & Science Club sponsored the Tiger Windmill Competition Nov. 4 in the physics lab. The competition was open to all Cowley students and cash prizes were awarded to the most efficient designs. The top three designs were created by students Tim Tong, Jenna Pfaff, and Elijah Rebold, respectively.
Students had approximately one month to design, build and test their own model windmill constructed by using only a CD ROM disk, Popsicle sticks and construction paper. read more
Math and Science club's October Fest raised $70
The Mulvane Center Math and Science club held their annual October Fest on the 7th. The club offered unlimited polish sausages and sauerkraut to students for only a dollar. With a large number of students participating they were able to raise $70 which will fund their annual field trip.
(Community College Mathematics Honor Society)
Mu Alpha Theta (MS day) is a national community college mathematics club. It's major purpose is to promote greater interest in mathematics and give recognition for excellence in mathematics performance by community college students. Membership in Mu Alpha Theta is limited to those students who have excelled in mathematics and met the minimum standard for membership of a 4.0 in College Algebra or a 3.0 in a higher math class (Statistics, Business Calculus, Trigonometry or Calculus).
Membership in Mu Alpha Theta is an asset to a student's record and resume. It is a way to recognize capable math students, as well as to enhance the mathematics instruction of the institution. In addition , when you join bridge, you will automatically become a member of , the Cowley Math & Science Club, however you are under no obligation to be an active member of Math & Science Club.
In order to cover membership dues and initiation fees, there is a one-time membership fee of $40.00.
If you have questions regarding membership in Math and Science club or induction, please contactMike Hayden and Humphrey Wamocha
Math & Science Club Advisors
620-441-5323 or 620-441-5296
Mike.Hayden@cowley.edu or Humphrey.Wamocha@cowley.edu
Membership in this organization is truly an honor!