Mathematics and Computer Science Club (MACS)

Students majoring in any discipline, and especially those majoring in mathematics or computer science, are encouraged to participate in the MACS Club. 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 mathematics. Occasionally, MACS members enjoy group visits to local industries or space flight agencies.

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.

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 during Athens State sponsored public events to raise awareness of mathematics and technology
  • Sponsor Computer Science Prof. Nick Agrawal’s Cyber Podcast
  • 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
    • assisting with meal delivery to the elderly in Limestone County
    • collecting canned goods before/during the annual Athens Mardi Gras parade
    • sponsoring children from Angel Trees during the holidays

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

Associate Professor of Computer Science
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Derek Newland

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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