Genesee Math Club Celebrates Math Awareness Month with Annual Poster Contest

BATAVIA, NY (03/29/2010)(readMedia)-- The Genesee Community College Math Club will celebrate Math Awareness Month throughout the month of April with a poster contest for all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in schools within Genesee County. This year's theme is "Math and You" and encourages students to ponder and illustrate how math affects each student in their everyday lives.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($50), second ($25), and third place ($15) winners overall. Certificates may be awarded for honorable mention as well. A brief awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 28, 2010 to honor all participants.

"We're hoping to have even more entries this year! As always, our goal is to help foster a more positive attitude towards mathematics at the middle school level," Mary Knappen, mathematics professor and advisor of Genesee's Math Club said. "It is our hope that students will recognize that doing well in math provides many benefits in terms of a career path, but also that mathematics is fun in and of itself."

Members of the Genesee Math Club as well as Genesee math faculty will judge the posters for accuracy of all mathematics included on the poster, overall impact of the display for eye-catching appeal and visual attractiveness, clarity of the poster's message: "Math and You", appropriateness of the graphics for the message being conveyed and creativity of the message used to illustrate "Math and You".

All entries must be received by April 20, 2010. Mail entries to:

Math Poster Competition

Math/Science Division (Attn: Mary Knappen)

Genesee Community College

One College Road

Batavia, NY 14020

They may also be delivered in person to the Math/Science suite (D 359). For more information about Genesee's Math Club, contact advisors: Mary Knappen at 343-0055 x 6382 or or Michelle Abdella at 343-0055 x6396 or .

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