Cameron University to host free math, engineering enrichment program

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Calling all middle school mathletes! Registration is now open for Cameron University’s It’s MathE, a fun and exciting mathematics and engineering enrichment program aimed at students in grade six through eight. The event takes place on Saturday, September 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is free and is limited to 50 participants. Attendees are advised to dress for outdoor activities. To register, go to, Additional questions can be directed to Irene Corriette at [email protected] or Dr. Sheila Youngblood at [email protected].

During It’s MathE, attendees will demonstrate their problem solving skills in a series of team events. The program will kick off with fun teambuilding exercises. Then, each team will work through a series of challenges where they must develop a strategy using mathematics and its applications. The program will conclude with an awards ceremony.

Members of Cameron student organizations MathCom and CU Engineering Club will be joined by high school students who participated in the university’s recent Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy to serve as leaders and mentors to the middle school students. CU alumnus Kyle Holman, a math teacher at Bray-Doyle High School, will also assist with the program, which is led by Youngblood and Corriette.

It’s MathE is designed to encourage middle school students to take all the mathematics classes available to them as they move through middle school and high school. The program serves to encourage a solid foundation in mathematics that will propel the students toward continued success in STEM-related fields.

Cameron University’s It’s MathE program is made possible by a the LaSill Optimist Club and the Walmart Community Grant.