Department of Mathematics & Statistics

2019 Mathematics Contest Activities

Campus Activities (pdf)

Campus Activities on Thursday, April 4

There are educational and entertaining activities for Math Contest students across campus 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Husky Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Atwood Memorial Center - Alumni Room

Register for the Husky Selfie Scavenger Hunt which is open to individuals or groups.

The first Selfie Station is in the Alumni Room.  Get the list of other Selfie Stations around campus.

St. Cloud State University Admissions Office staff will provide information and answer your questions.

Tweet a selfie to #scsumathcontest2019 and you could win a Huskies Prize.

Tweet from anywhere for fun even if you don't register for the scavenger hunt.

Click here to see all the Husky Selfies.

Learn about SCSU Programs

Atwood Memorial Center - Main Floor

  • See the world with St. Cloud State University. Education Abroad Office-Center for International Studies staff will provide information and answer questions about study-abroad opportunities 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. As a St. Cloud State student, you can take classes in another country for a couple of weeks, a semester or an entire year.

  • Learn about opportunities available through precollege summer enrichment programs like the summer residential Math-Science-Computer Camps, and the Advanced Program in Technology and Science for students in grades 3-11.

Experience Science

Headly Hall - Rooms 114 and 116 (First Floor)

Use a Laser Cutter to build a cardboard 3D model of a cell phone holder and try your hand using a Virtual Welder anytime 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 

Room for 20 students at a time.

Headly Hall - Room 212 (Second Floor)

Discover 3D CAD drawing and learn about 3D printing and rapid prototype machines.

Three 30 minute sessions:  11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.   

Each session has room for 20 students.       

ISELF - Rooms 101 and 17 (First Floor and Basement)

Hands-on demonstration of St. Cloud State's new multi-user Visualization and Simulation development spaces anytime 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Experience the unique collaborative nature of the lab first-hand and experiment with all its cutting-edge technology! 

Room for 24 students at a time in each location.                                                                 

Robert H. Wick Science Building - Room 20 (Basement)

Streams in Action - Visit the Wet Lab to play with water and witness its awesome power!

Three 30 minute sessions:  11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Each session has room for 12 students.

Robert H. Wick Science Building - Room 103 (First Floor)

Changing weather, changing seasons – Visit the Weather Center to experience weather events throughout the year!

Three 30 minute sessions:  11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

Each session has room for 12 students.

Robert H. Wick Science Building - Room 122A (First Floor)

Augmented Reality Sandbox Fun with gradients and contours!

Three 30 minute sessions:  11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Each session has room for 10 students.

Explore Anthropology

Stewart Hall - Room 205 (Second Floor)

Anthropology will offer activities 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Students can arrive at any time during this period to try one, a few or all of the following hands-on activity stations:

Excavation Race: Teams go head to head to see who can use their mathematical and archaeological skills to set up their excavation unit fastest. Accuracy counts!

Reconstruct a Crime: Use your best forensic anthropological skills to solve this gruesome mystery.

Artifact Analysis: Apply your knowledge of how things work to interpret ancient artifacts.

Meet the Family: Extract blood from stone to create a family tree of ancient and modern humans.

You are what you Eat: Analyze the teeth of humans, human ancestors, and primate relatives and predict their diets.

Planetarium Show

Robert H. Wick Science Building - Room 24 (Basement)

The Planetarium will feature the show "Are We Alone?”

Current research tells us that there is on average one planet for every star in our galaxy….that’s 200 billion planets! Even more exciting, 1 out of every 5 of those planets are thought to be Earth-like.  Exciting examples include:  “The Magnificent Seven”, a system of seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star, called TRAPPIST-1…(at least three of those planets are very likely to have liquid water on the surface); and “Proxima b”,  an Earth-like planet going around the closest star to Earth, only 4 light years away!   New NASA missions like TESS and JWST launching Spring 2018 and 2019 will likely yield incredible new discoveries…possibly even find extraterrestrial life!

There will be three showings:  11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Each show is scheduled for 35 minutes.

Pick up your entry ticket by the Planetarium doors. Capacity is 60 persons per show.

Please wait for the planetarium doors to open – the equipment is very sensitive.


Meet Blizzard

ISELF (Integrated Science and Engineering Lab Facility)  - First Floor

Meet Blizzard, the fun-loving Husky mascot! 

Take a selfie with Blizzard

Get your group together for a Blizzard photo shoot.

Experience Chinese Culture

Education Building - Room EB B215 (Second Floor)

Immerse yourself in Chinese Culture and take a selfie with a Terracotta Warrior at the Confucius Institute 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Visit Campus TV and Radio Stations

Stewart Hall - Room 41B (Lower Level)

The campus radio station KVSC-FM will offer tours at 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Tour the station, including the multi-track studio and possibly have the opportunity to be recorded for later use at the station.

Limited to 12 persons per group.

Directions: From the front entrance go straight down the hall, take the stairway down on your left, turn left and go all the way down the hall.

Stewart Hall - Room 123 (First Floor)

The Emmy-Award winning campus television station UTVS will offer tours at 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Limited to 12.

Tour the newsroom and talk to St. Cloud State student journalists about their on-air and production experience.

Limited to 12 persons per group.

Visit a Dorm Room

Mitchell Hall - Room 116

All participants in the Math Contest are invited to stop by Mitchell Hall 116 to see a residence hall display room and visit with staff 11 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Visit Husky Bookstore

Centennial Hall - First Floor

Stop by the Husky Bookstore, just inside the main entrance 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Math contest participants receive 10 percent off on any St. Cloud State clothing or gift item. 

Tell a cashier that you are a math contest participant.  

Exercise - Physical Activities

Atwood Memorial Center - Lower Level

Bowling, billiards and table tennis will be available in the The Underground at low hourly rates 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 

Halenbeck Hall

The Department of Campus Recreation will provide recreation in the gymnasium.

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

An open skate will be from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Take a few laps around the same ice our very own St. Cloud State Huskies play their games on!

Enter the arena through the North doors at the “Student Entry”.

No skates? No problem! Rent ice skates at the rink for $1.

Games in the Library

Miller Center - Room 218 (Second Floor)

The University Library’s collection of tabletop games will be available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..

Challenge your friends to Giant Jenga, Pandemic, Munchkin Loot Letter, Star Wars Risk, Chupacabra, CodeNames and other games.

Use our charging stations to add battery life to your mobile devices.


Students with lunch tickets: Cafeteria lunch is in Garvey Commons 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Students without tickets are welcome to buy food at one of Atwood Memorial Center’s food vendors or to bring a lunch and then eat in the Glacier Room on the second floor of the Atwood Memorial Center.

Awards Ceremonies

Grades 7 and 8

The ceremony is at 1:35 p.m. in the gymnasium of Hallenbeck Hall.

Students should be seated by 1:20 p.m. Some groups may need to be seated on the floor.

Grades 9 and 10

The ceremony is at 1:35 p.m. in the Ballroom of Atwood Memorial Center.

Grades 11 and 12

The ceremony is at 1:35 p.m. in the Voyageurs Room of Atwood Memorial Center.