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130th Math Department Anniversary Celebration

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October 5 - October 6

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Register now for a weekend anniversary celebration marking 130 years of mathematics education and research here at NC State. The history of mathematics at the university dates to 1889, when math courses were among the first taught as NC State ushered in its inaugural class of students.

Harrelson Hall was the former home of the Department of Mathematics.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, attendees can enjoy interactive exhibits and presentations by faculty and students, talks by alumni, tours of SAS Hall, and a special evening reception in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library that will give alumni the chance to reconnect. Directions are available here. The event will culminate in an anniversary picnic at nearby Pullen Park on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Anniversary activities are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged to help the department plan an extraordinary celebration.

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Questions? Please contact the department at mathematics@ncsu.edu or 919.515.2382.

Parking information can be found here but please note that parking is free and unrestricted on campus on the weekends.

Agenda for Mathematics 130 Celebration

Saturday, October 5    
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. WelcomeSAS 2203Opening reception and
faculty presentations
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CoffeeSAS 2203
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Tess-celestialSAS 2102Tess-celestial is an exhibit and an
interactive webapp that features
tessellations of the hyperbolic
plane inspired by the interplay of
art, nature, culture, shape,
perspective, and mathematics in
everyday life.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Math Doesn't Bug MeSAS 2225Come and discover the beauty and
usefulness of mathematics.
Participate in fun, interactive
activities and games, and learn
about mathematics applied to or
motivated by biology and medicine.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Math Problem solving
Session with Putnam
SAS 2106Join us for a problem-solving
session of math puzzles and
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.LunchOn your own
2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.Alumni Panel 1 - AcademiaSAS 1102Panelists; Moderator: Jo-Ann Cohen
2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.Alumni Panel 2 - IndustrySAS 1216Panelists; Moderator: Alina Chertock
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CoffeeSAS LobbyJoin Undergraduate and Graduate
students as they discuss their posters.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Meet our Graduate Students SAS 2229Come hear from Graduate
Students in the Mathematics
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Meet our Undergraduate StudentsSAS 2235Come hear from Undergraduate
Students in the Mathematics program.
4:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m.Student PanelSAS 2235Panel discussion with
Undergraduate and
Graduate Students.
6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.Evening ReceptionHunt Library
Duke Energy
Halls A-D
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Shapes,
Topology, and Dance -
Topology is the study of shapes,
many of which show up in physics
and biology, like the structure
of our DNA. This will be an
interactive lecture about some
of the shapes studied in topology,
which will feature clips from a joint
dance performance created by
NCSU Mathematics and Raleigh's
Black Box Dance Theater.

7:15 PM: Musical Entertainment by
Graduate Students
Sunday, October 6
11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.PicnicPullen Park
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Local Hotels

The Department of Mathematics has reserved blocks of rooms at special rates at the following hotels.

The StateView Hotel 
2451 Alumni Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

To make a reservation, please click on the link below:
Book your group rate for NCSU Department of Mathematics Room Block (DMB)OCT2019
Pricing information:  $139/night
***Reservation deadline is September 6, 2019.***

Aloft Raleigh
2100 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607

To make a reservation, please click on the link below:
Book your group rate for NCSU Department of Mathematics Group Block
Pricing information: $152/night
***Reservation deadline is September 20, 2019.***

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Brownstone University
1707 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605

To make a reservation, please visit raleighbrownstoneuniversity.doubletreebyhilton.com and click on “Add special rate codes” Use Group Code:  DOM in the 2nd box
Pricing information: $129/night
***Reservation deadline is September 13, 2019.***

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Crabtree Valley
4100 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612

To make a reservation, call 919-782-8600 – dial 0 and provide the name MATH130 to receive the
discounted rate or visit raleighcrabtreevalley.doubletreebyhilton.com and click on “Add special rate codes”
Use Group Code:  MAT in the 2nd box
Pricing information:  $109/night which includes breakfast
 ***Reservation deadline is September 17, 2019.***

Department History

Learn more about the people, places and programs that have defined NC State mathematics for 130 years.

Our History

Support the Department

To honor our department’s 130th anniversary and continue our legacy as a leader in math education and research, we hope you will consider making a gift of $130 to the Mathematics Department Enhancement Fund. Your investment helps ensure that we can continue our work of creating endless possibilities for our students and groundbreaking research for the next 130 years.

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