MCC Mathematics Club Hosts Open-to-Public Lecture

Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 15, 2006) - The Sigma Xi chapter of Mu Alpha Theta at Manatee Community College (MCC) will host an open-to-the-public lecture by Dr. Fredric Zerla on "The Birth of Mathematics" from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in room 140 of the Mathematics Building, number 27, at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

Zerla, a University of South Florida professor emeritus, received a Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Mathematical Association of America in 2002. He will discuss how basic arithmetic evolved into mathematics.

For more information about the Feb. 24 lecture, call Sigma Xi advisor Altay Ozgener at (941) 752-5227.

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