Math and Computer Science Club (MACS)

The MACS Club is open for any student to join. We highly encourage students majoring in mathematics, computer science, information technology, bioinformatics to join us along with any other students who just have an interest in everything STEM.

Traditionally, club members assist with one of the largest music festivals held in the Southeast hosted by the University, raise funds to contribute to worthwhile causes, and aspire to raise awareness of the importance of Math and Computer Science. Occasionally, MACS members enjoy group networking events and sponsor guest lecturers.

Our goal is to encourage STEM education, networking, and community services. Your classes will teach you the skills to be successful in your career – MACS will allow for you to show that it’s not all about what happens within the walls of a building, but how you are also capable of impacting those in the community.

How We Achieve Our Goals

  • Volunteer at the Fiddlers Convention to raise money for an endowed MACS Club Scholarship
  • Set up “hands-on” booth activities during Athens State sponsored public events to raise awareness of Math and Computer Science.
  • Participate in local conferences and challenges
    • AlaMatyc Conferences
    • B-side Conference
    • National Cyber Summit
    • MIT’s Battlecode competition
    • NASA Space Apps Challenge
    • Biotech Hack-a-thon
  • Take part in industry-sponsored networking events
  • Host Resume & Career Prep Workshops
  • Help the Athens community by
    • collecting care bags for needy children
    • collecting canned goods before/during the annual Athens Mardi Gras parade
    • sponsoring children from Angel Trees during the holidays
    • assist in special events with Limestone County Schools and Athens City Schools

Join the MACS Club today! Get connected and help us make an impact on society by bringing awareness to STEM and what Athens State University is all about!

For more information, contact:

Katia Maxwell Photo

Katia Maxwell, PhD

Director of Quality Enhancement Planning, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Derek Newland Photo

Derek Newland, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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