Lee Receives Mathematics Enrichment Grant

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - by Mary Beth Callahan, Lee University

Dr. Debra Mimbs and Dr. Laura Singletary from Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have received a grant from the Mathematical Association of America’s Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Program. The grant will fund a Lee University mathematics mentorship program for the 2014-2015 school year.

Lee’s mathematics professors will partner high school students in Cleveland, selected by the results of a mathematics competition held at Lee last month, with Lee undergraduate and graduate student mentors. The program is designed to provide enrichment activities beyond classroom coursework for students who show interest in mathematics. 

“We are truly excited about this opportunity to present high school students with some interesting mathematics and university students with a chance to share their knowledge with those younger than them,” said Dr. Mimbs.  “We desire to create a culture of mathematical appreciation within our community and see this as an important step in doing so.”

The Mathematical Association of America is the leading professional association in collegiate mathematics, the preeminent publisher of expository mathematics, the primary source of professional development programs for faculty, and the number one provider of resources for teaching and learning. 

The Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation has provided funding for the MAA to award grants for projects designed to develop mathematical enrichment programs for talented students in middle school or high school. It was established in 2009 as a pilot project to provide middle or high school students the opportunity for learning mathematics beyond the regular classroom curriculum. The goal of the DMEG is to interest students in the study of mathematics and encourage them to further their mathematical studies.

For more information about the Mathematical Association of America’s Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Program, visit http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-grants/dolciani-mathematics-enrichment-grants. For more information about Lee’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, contact Mimbs at dmimbs@leeuniversity.edu.

Sorority Feeds A Multitude For Thanksgiving

Every year, Gamma Theta Sigma Chapter selects a few families to bless with a meal for Thanksgiving Day.  This year, the sorority decided to make a larger impact by blessing the “House that Love Built” with a monetary donation to Mary’s Pantry.  "The timing was perfect because the donation will be doubled thanks to two donors who committed to match donations to help the ... (click for more)

Von Streber Named Crosby Scholar

Lee University student Guilherme von Streber was the recipient of the 2015 Crosby Scholarship, presented by Lee President Dr. Paul Conn during a chapel service.  The Crosby Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Henry Crosby, a close friend of Dr. Conn and his wife Darlia. Faculty members nominate a young man entering his junior year for the scholarship. ... (click for more)

Christina Strickland, 35, Shot On Thursday

Christina Strickland, 35, was shot on Thursday.  Chattanooga Police were informed that a shooting victim had arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. A Violent Crimes investigator responded and interviewed her. She  suffered a single non-life threatening injury to the ankle. She  was unable to provide any information about her location when she was injured ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)