MEDIA ALERT
 
DATE:  June 8, 2007       
CONTACT: Dr. Elaine Young 361.825.2819; or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Professors to Dramatize the World Contributions of 18th Century Swiss Mathematician

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WHO:          University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Coastal Council of Teachers of
                   Mathematics (CCTM)  
WHAT:         Play Honoring Swiss Mathematician Leonhard Euler
WHEN:         Friday, June 8, at 12:15 p.m.  
WHERE:       Center for Instruction, Room 113

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A celebration of Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler’s contributions to the world will be presented during a lunchtime play Friday, June 8, at 12:15 p.m. in Center for Instruction Room 113 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
           
The play will be held in conjunction with the (ME)^2 By the Sea Mathematics Conference, sponsored by the University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Coastal Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM). It emphasizes curriculum alignment and mathematic engagement for students from kindergarten through college.
           
Euler, born in 1707 and considered one of the greatest mathematicians of that century, published more research papers than any other mathematician in world history.
           
Performers will be Drs. Nadina Duran-Hutchings and George Tintera of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
           
More than 300 teachers from across the Coastal Bend will participate in the third annual (ME)^2 By the Sea Mathematics Conference which includes more than 35 workshops in mathematics education.