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2012-2013 News & Events



West Point Bridge Design contest
Bridge ContestCowley College’s Mulvane Center Math and Science Club sponsored the annual West Point Bridge Design Contest. This is the 12th year that the competition has been offered. Any Cowley student is welcome to enter.

The purpose of the contest is to provide students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. West Point provides this contest as a service to education--and as a tribute to the Academy's 200 years of service to the United States of America.

Founded in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point was the first school in the U.S. to offer a formal program of instruction in engineering. During the first half of the 19th century, civil engineering was the foundation of the West Point curriculum. Academy graduates of that era designed and built many of the young nation's railroads, bridges, harbors, and roads. This contest commemorates West Point's engineering heritage and its role in developing the nation's infrastructure. read more


Wind Wheel winsWind Wheels
The students in the math and science club have a building project every semester - this time they chose to build and race wind races - materials used had to be common household items. One racer used a sail made from a trash bag and the other used wax paper. The students worked in teams to put the racers together.

Team Windfoam included Elliott McNelly, Jeramy (correct spelling) Lamar, Brandon McIntosh, Nicky Maurer and Kayla Dye.

Team Wind Wheel included Angelica Wood, Jaison Moravec, Evan Bradley, Jade Carlson and Daniel Freeland.

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Team WindWheel seems to have won the first race shown on the video.

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Zoo Trip

zoo tripTaking advantage of one of the first really nice spring days this year, the Mulvane Math and Science Club spent Sunday afternoon at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.  Eleven members and guests met at the zoo and visited all the popular exhibits.

Club sponsor, Uwe Conrad:   It was perfect zoo weather.  Most of the animals were active and seemed to be enjoying the sun as much as we were. The last meeting for the Mulvane Math and Science Club will be Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. Weather permitting, the members will be racing their wind-powered vehicles that they created earlier this month. View photo gallery.


Mulvane Math & Science Club hosts Hawaiian Luau

Math and Science Club Not even the unseasonably cold weather could stop the Mulvane Math & Science Club from hosting their annual Hawaiian Luau on Tuesday.

Club sponsor and Master Chef, Uwe Conrad, prepared the meat choices of smoked pulled pork and barbeque ribs. Math and science club members provided side dishes of Hawaiian rice, pineapple cheese ball, fresh fruit, chips and pineapple upside down cake. Fruit punch drink was served in a color-changing Cowley cup that was included with each meal.  read more


Math and Science Club students take educational trip
Math and Science Club Members of Cowley College’s Math and Science Club took a trip to Hutchinson on Saturday, April 13 to visit the Underground Salt Mine Museum and the Cosmosphere.

Math and Science Club students and some students from Physics classes spent the morning at the Underground Salt Mine touring the mine and looking at the history of the salt mine in Hutchinson. The tour included an underground train ride where they went deeper in the mine to explore remnants of artifacts left over 50 years ago by salt miners as well as observe unique formations of geology associated with the salt mine.  read more

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Fraction PuzzlefestStudents take part in “Fraction Puzzlefest”
Cowley College’s Math & Science Club held the first ever “Fraction Puzzlefest” Tuesday. Students who attended put together  geometrically shaped puzzles by solving fraction problems.

The Puzzlefest included a contest to see who could solve a triangular puzzle the quickest. Kameron Newell took home first place ($50 Cowley Bookstore gift certificate), Rendi Tovar placed second ($25 Cowley Bookstore gift certificate), and James Diemer finished third (Math & Science Club t-shirt). Congratulations to all of those who participated.


Pi Day

Mulvane's Pi Day

The Math and Science Club in Mulvane celebrated Pi Day on March 14.

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Pi DayCowley's Pi Day raises $220
Cowley College’s Mu Alpha Sigma Chi raised $220.47 during its annual Pi Day on Thursday. The event is part of national Pi Day.

Voting was done by putting coins or bills in the contestants jars. The coins counted as positive votes, with pennies counting as one point, nickels as five points, dimes as 10 points, and quarters as 25 points. All paper cash was worth the face value in negative points.

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Mulvane students enjoyed an incredibly diverse field trip that took them 650 feet underground to beneath the sea
math & science field trip The Mulvane Math and Science Club took advantage of the break in the weather last weekend, February 24, and traveled to Hutchinson to visit the Kansas Underground Salt Museum and the Kansas Cosmosphere.
Students attending were Brandon McIntosh, Angelica Wood, David Koch, Amy Moore, Mark Janzen, Jaison Moravec, Andre Bell, Abbie Shinkle, Jeramy Lamar.
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Math & Science DayMath and Science Day Scholastic Competition
held February 6, 2013

Mu Alpha Sigma Chi organization and the Natural Science department at Cowley College in Arkansas City hosted an exciting event. Members of the Natural Science department and the sponsors are holding a scholastic competition in the math and science areas for all high school students.

chilicookoffChili Cook-off
The Math and Science club at Mulvane hosted a Chili Cook-off Event Wednesday, November 14th


Butterfly Tagging

Saturday, September 2nd the Chaplin Nature Center hosted a butterfly tagging event. The tagging effort helps the science community to monitor the migration of the Monarchs as they travel between Canada and Mexico. Cowley math club President Nancy Misasi and fellow math club member Qiheng Weng represented Mu Alpha Sigma Chi and volunteered their time to help with the effort.


Mouse Trap WinnersMouse Trap Car Competition

On October 2nd the Math and Science Club held a Mouse Trap Car contest.


The object of the contest was to build a vehicle powered solely by the energy of one standard-sized mouse trap that would travel the greatest linear distance toward the Cowley Tiger.


The winners of the competition were; 1st Place and $50 - Georgina Perez and Bridget Paulk and 2nd Place and $25 -  Bethany Dillard


A “Taco in a bowl” lunch fundraiser
Mulvane Math and Science ClubThe Mulvane Math and Science Club kicked off the fall semester with a “Taco in a bowl” lunch fundraiser last week.


Taco chips were crushed and placed in the bottom of a bowl and topped with seasoned ground beef. Then students and staff were allowed to take it from there and get creative with choices of lettuce, cheese, onions, sour cream and salsa. All for $2! Bottled water and baked goods were also available for purchase. read more