WMU News

The math is also mightier than the sword

Oct. 18, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Two WMU honors students dueled in the lobby of the Lee Honors College recently, not in the name of vengeance or honor, but in the name of mathematics.

Honors students Roy Ringle and Jeramee Sikorski, a member of the WMU fencing club, put on a fencing demonstration recently as part of a class project. Under the guidance of Dr. Arthur T. White, students in the "Survey of Mathematical Ideas" course are examining the concept that math is essentially an exploration of patterns. White, a professor of math and statistics, also explores with his students the mathematical patterns in poetry, music and art.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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