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Tech engineers host fundraiser

Montana Tech’s Engineers Without Borders is hosting a community impact fundraising event from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Butte’s Pizza Ranch, 3541 Harrison Ave.

Pizza Ranch will donate 20% of every order, and volunteers from Engineers Without Borders will be on hand bussing tables for donations.

Be sure to mention that you are supporting the fundraiser when placing your order for dine-in, delivery, and to-go orders. Call at 406-494-2822.

Math professor lectures at Tech

Robert E. Megginson, a mathematics professor at the University of Michigan, will discuss “Native American Mathematics” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in ELC 202 on the Montana Tech campus.

Originally trained as a functional analyst, Megginson has become interested in the mathematics of climate science.

In the early 1930s, the Bureau of Indian Affairs eliminated algebra and geometry from the Uniform Course of Study in BIA Schools. This was a misguided effort to make BIA education more culturally relevant for American Indians, in the belief that mathematics had no historical or cultural importance for the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Examples abound of the importance of mathematics in many Native cultures of the Americas: number systems of pre-contact Mesoamerica, the Mayan place-value system, and an interesting approach to counting among Algonkian speakers.

Free STD/HIV testing offered

Because April is STD Awareness Month, free STD/HIV testing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Student Union Building on the Montana Tech campus.

If you have any questions, call 406-497-5087.

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