Apr 05, 2012
Humboldt State University will host the 53rd Annual Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 21.
Each of some 100 contestants in grades seven through 12 will compete in a series of three examinations, which are proctored and graded by HSU student volunteers. Following the final examination, contestants will attend a guest lecture while tournament officials compile the results. The top five contestants in each grade will be recognized at an awards ceremony after the guest lecture by HSU Professor of Mathematics Dale Oliver, associate dean of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences. He will discuss “Pondering the Infinite.”
The public is invited to attend both the lecture and the awards ceremony at 2:15 in Founders Hall, room 118. Held each spring, the Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament was started in 1960 by HSU Mathematics Professor James Householder to recognize achievement and increase interest in the subject. Details are posted at the tournament web site, http://humboldt.edu/remt/, or contact Professor and Tournament Director Jeff Hagg in the Math Department at Jeff.Hagg@humboldt.edu.