Heloise to speak at MathWorks Honors Summer Math Camp

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
July 9, 2008

Famed writer, speaker and columnist Heloise will be featured as the colloquium speaker to the Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) from 10:30 a.m.-noon, July 16 at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Heloise will collaborate with the Honors Camp students to write “Hints from Heloise” for college and high school students that will then be printed in her column and posted on www.Heloise.com.

Heloise graduated from Texas State in 1974 with a double major in business administration and mathematics with a teacher’s certificate.  She is an internationally known columnist, with her seven-day-a-week column “Hints from Heloise” appearing in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and internationally. She is a contributing editor and monthly featured columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine with a readership of 25 million.  Heloise is also a Texas State Distinguished Alumnus, and role model for young women.

The HSMC is the flagship program of Mathworks at Texas State, with 75 students and counselors participating each summer in an intensive mathematics program. The HSMC has been recognized by the American Math Society Epsilon Fund as one of the top mathematics programs in the country with eight grants.

About Mathworks

Texas Mathworks is a center for mathematics education that develops model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Mathworks was honored by Governor Rick Perry as one of five programs in Texas to receive the 2001 Texas Higher Education Star Award for Closing the Gaps, in recognition of its success in raising the mathematics level for all students, particularly underserved groups.  For more information about Mathworks programs, contact Texas Mathworks at (512) 245-3439 or see www.txstate.edu/mathworks.