# MCSP Clubs and Honors Societies

**MATHEMATICS**

**Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Student Chapter**The college chapter of the MAA has been very active since its founding in 2007. Campus activities include game nights, sponsored talks on campus, the Pie-ing of professors on Pi Day, and movie nights. Benefits include mathematics journals and trips to regional and national mathematics meetings. Semi-weekly meetings feature discussions of all things mathematical, scheduling of activities, talks from faculty and students, and lots of games (such as Math Balderdash). The MAA is open to all students interested in mathematics.

**Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)**

Virginia Delta Chapter's purpose is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics. To qualify for membership you must: (1) have junior or senior standing and have at least two years of mathematics with at least a "B" average and be in the top one third of the class; (2) be a sophomore in the top quarter of the class who is majoring or intending to major in mathematics, having completed at least three regular terms of college mathematics, with a straight "A" record in all mathematics courses taken.

**PHYSICS**

**Astronomy Club**Astronomy at Roanoke College (ARC) is open to open interested in exploring the universe. Under the supervision of Dr. Matt Fleenor, ARC has had good student participation and use of the college's telescopes since its recent founding. Semi-weekly meetings include discussions of anything astronomy or physics, presentations and, of course, food.

**Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS)**

The Roanoke College chapter of the National Physics Honor Society. To be eligible for membership, you must rank in the upper 33 percent of the class and must have completed at least one course of physics above the introductory level.

**The Society of Physics Students (SPS)**The Society of Physics Students is a national organization that promotes educational activities for all students interested in physics. Any student or faculty member with an interest in physics may join.

**COMPUTER SCIENCE**

**Roanoke College Student Chapter of the Association of Computing** **Machinery (RCSCACM)**Computer Science has a student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

**Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)**Roanoke College participates in CCSC meetings, hosting regional meetings on a regular basis (including the fall of 2009). Programming teams and individuals compete in the CCSC programming contests.

## Roanoke professor turns love of games into probability textbook

Dr. David Taylor's book "The Mathematics of Games: An Introduction to Probability," discusses the basics of probability through games like poker, Yahtzee, Monopoly, blackjack and even bingo.