Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Mu Alpha Theta

Students look over some of the resources Ms. Brandt uses in her civil engineering business
According to the Mu Alpha Theta website, "The Mu Alpha Theta National High School and Junior College Mathematics Club was founded in 1957 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Andree at the University of Oklahoma. In his words, Mu Alpha Theta is "an organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school and junior college education." The name Mu Alpha Theta was constructed from the Greek lettering for the phonemes m, a, and th."

This is the inaugural year for the honor society at Owen J. Roberts School District. On November 18, 2019, nearly 30 Owen J. Roberts High School students gathered to glean expert information from local civil engineer, Ms. Jennifer Brandt, who owns http://www.peirceengineering.com/. Ms. Brandt, a Drexel University graduate, spoke about how to succeed in college. She offered insights into the skills a civil engineer needs and which ones she uses on a typical day. Students were able to immediately appreciate the formulas they may learn in high school math and understand ways in which they may apply them in the future. Students were also made aware just how much speaking and writing may be used in any future engineering career.

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