• Free Coffee Tuesdays 9 - 11 a.m.
    and optional socializing with Math Center tutors and staff.

  • MathVision Vids Wednesdays 12 - 8 p.m.
    In coordination with the STEMester theme, the Math Center has a playlist of documentaries, movies, and educational tips. The videos play at reduced volume in the large back room of the Math Center.

Spring 2018 STEMester

Every week in the semester, a different mathematical or STEM-related theme is presented. All students are welcome to attend the speakers and presentations, including the movie and documentary viewings.

Week  Starting  STEMester Topic and Presentations
1 Jan. 16  Open week
2 Jan. 22 Math Anxiety
3 Jan. 29 Puzzles and Games

Feb. 5

Computer Science

  • The STEM Behind the Bitcoin, Dr. Bun Yue
  • How to Apply Mathematics to Make a Lot of Money, Dr. Boetticher

Feb. 12

Persons of Color in Mathematics and STEM

  • MathVision Marathon
    First Incarnation of Star Trek (1966)
    Wednesday, February 14
    12 - 8 p.m., B2127

  • The Country’s Best Kept Secret - Women in STEM
    Tonya Lloyd
    Thursday, February 15, 12 p.m., B2127
    Learn about the contributions of five underrepresented women in STEM.
    Enjoy pizza provided by the Math Center.

  • Film: Hidden Figures (2016)
    Thursday, February 15
    6 p.m., B2127
    View the inspiring story of some of NASA’s female contributors (starring Tajari P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae).
6 Feb.19 Engineering
7 Feb.26 3D Printing
8 Mar. 5 Biology
9 Mar. 12 Spring Break
10 Mar.19  Actuarial Science
11 Mar.26  Chemistry
12 Apr. 2  Probability and Statistics
13 Apr. 9  Geometry

Apr. 16 


  • Using Angular Momentum to Understand The Birth and Death of Stars
    by Dr. Walter Thompson
    Wednesday, April 18
    11 a.m., B2127
    Learn how stars are created and how they die. Some familiarity with physics/calculus is helpful, but not required. Food provided for talk attendees.

  • Film: Interstellar
    Thursday, April 19
    5 - 8 p.m., B2127
    Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in a dystopic look at the use of space and time travel. This film features interesting segments concerning relative time, multiple dimensions, and orbital mechanics.

  • MathVision
    Friday, April 20
     12 - 5 p.m., B2127
    Each week Math Center staff create a playlist of informational, engaging, and maybe even fun videos related to the weekly theme.
15 Apr. 23  Math and Pop Culture
  • Math Center

    Phone: 281-283-2460

    Bayou Building 2127
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.