NDSU Math Club's Math-In event has record participation
The NDSU Math Club helped a record number of students prepare for fall semester finals.
A record-breaking 367 students attended the fall 2012 Math-In, a day-long tutoring session where Math Club volunteers help students brush up for finals.
“Our faculty and especially our graduate and undergraduate students did absolutely world-class work at tutoring individuals in math and occasionally, statistics and science,” said Jim Coykendall, James A. Meier professor, mathematics professor and Math Club adviser.
The fall 2011 Math-In previously held the record with 358 participants, while the spring 2012 Math-In had 353 participants.
Since fall 2001, the Math Club has hosted Math-In before finals each semester. This fall, 37 Math Club and mathematics faculty members volunteered for shifts during the 10-hour tutoring session.
Students, including student-athletes, came to fine tune before heading off to a much-anticipated home playoff football game versus Wofford College. “Several NDSU football players were working away at the Math-In before having to leave to put the hurt on Wofford,” Coykendall said.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.