Math and Engineering Club (MEC)


Students and Faculty at MEC Talk
Pictured: Students and Faculty at a 2016 MEC Talk

The MEC Club is open to any and all CCGA students and holds events and activities related to mathematics and pre-engineering. Members of the MEC annually attend mathematics conferences (Joint Mathematics Meetings and the MAA Southeast Section Meeting), volunteer at local organizations such as the Elizabeth Correll Teen Center, and hold periodic activities and events on campus for students.

2016 – 2017 Officers:

President: Arron Beck
Vice President: Cassandra McCullough
Secretary: Garrison Penzo
Treasurer: John Wilcox

Pictured (from left to right):
John, Garrison, Arron, and Cassandra

MEC Officers

Past/Upcoming MEC Talks:

Get Happy with the Happy Group by Dr. Tanya Cofer – November 18, 2016
Sieve of Eratosthenes V2 by Mr. Treg Thompson – October 28, 2016
Neural Networks (Forward Computations) by Dr. Renren Zhao – September 30, 2016
Why Calculus IV, Why Differential Equations? by Dr. Minh Nguyen (University of Arkansas-Little Rock) – April 7, 2016
Transcendental Numbers by Dr. Jose Lugo – March 25, 2016
Fun Math Simulations in Excel by Dr. German Vargas – November 30, 2015
Euler's Characteristic by Dr. Jamil Mortada – October 28, 2015
Game Theory Application in the Grading System by Dr. Renren Zhao – September 17, 2015
Patterns in the Natural Numbers by Mr. Treg Thompson – December 3, 2014
Irrational Numbers by Dr. Jose Lugo – November 5, 2014
From Geometry to Topology by Dr. Jamil Mortada – October 29, 2014
The Utility of Recreational Mathematics (Part 2) by Dr. Laura Lynch – April 21, 2014
Mathematical Models of Infectious Diseases by Jemal Mohammed-Awel (Valdosta State University) – March 7, 2014
The Utility of Recreational Mathematics (Part 1) by Dr. Laura Lynch – February 24, 2014
Surviving Mathematics Graduate School by Phillip Kutzko (University of Iowa) – November 15, 2013
Fractals by Dr. Victor Vega – October 24, 2013
Bayes Theorem and the Confusion of the Inverse by Dr. Gracia Toubia Stucky – September 25, 2013
Primality by Treg Thompson – September 21, 2012


Students and Faculty at Conference
Pictured: Dr. Victor Vega and Dr. Jose Lugo with MEC members at the 2014 Joint Math Meetings

Past MEC Events:

The Imitation Game, the movie (Sponsored by CCGA Library) – March 14, 2016
"Pie a Professor/Tutor" Pi Day Fundraiser – March 14, 2016
Free Public Math Tutoring at CCGA – Saturdays in October, 2015
Proof, the Movie – April 9, 2015
Calculus, the Play – February 27, 2014
Flatland and Sphereland – November 7, 2013
• Tea and Biscuits – monthly, 2012 - 2013


The MEC maintains a Facebook page for its members to post about upcoming events and share interesting news and information related to the mathematical sciences.


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