BPC Math and Science Festival lures 50 area students

By Josh Niswonger
BPC Public Relations

MOUNT VERNON -- Fifty area students from kindergarten up attended Brewton-Parker College's Centennial Math and Science Festival on Oct. 18 to learn about math and science in a fun setting.
The professors of the math and science division helped in setting up the event, which combined fun events with learning.
With the help of BPC students, many booths were set up to display science and math facts. There were also some games in which the children could play and learn at the same time.
Some booths displayed many different science related objects. Ann Calhoun, assistant professor of physics and math, had rocks, minerals, and fossils on display at one booth.
Another booth presented by Dr. Jon Shuman, assistant professor of biology and Brewton-Parker's Science Club advisor, exhibited live insects for the children to observe.
Forrest Rich, associate professor of math; Sherry Lecompte, assistant professor of French and Spanish; and Skye Jordan, assistant professor of education, also helped in this learning experience.
Dr. David McMillin, chairman of the math and science division and professor of biology, offered his thanks to Dr. Chris Jones, associate professor of chemistry, and all of the Brewton-Parker students involved in the festival.
The math and science division will be offering two more learning events during the spring semester. The dates will be announced soon and will be posted on the math and science division's home page on the Brewton-Parker Web site at www.bpc.edu.
Photos from the Math and Science Festival, as well as those from the Rocket Fun Science Day on Sept. 20, also may be seen via the division home page.