Some great news arrived in our email box from Bill Ince of MFCF earlier this term with an update of where some of the funds from MEF have been used.
The story begins two terms ago in Winter '96. A proposal was made in that term by MFCF for improvements to the undergrad.math environment. The proposal was granted $5400 to be spent as MFCF sees fit in the improvement of the undergrad.math environment. This money funded a part of a project to implement a new machine in the environment called picard.math. It's a Sparc Ultra 1/140 running Solaris 2.5 with 128 MB of memory and 3 GB of disk space. It is currently in use as one of the general purpose ``CPU servers'' in the teaching environment (the so-called undergrad.math collection of machines). This is one of the first major purchases that the fund has been able to assist.
Other funding projects in previous terms include funding for seminars and workshops by the various departments. The MEF bulletin board (located outside MC 4046) will have more information posted on the various events and proposals that have been sponsored by MEF in the next few weeks.
The following positions are available on a first come first acclaimed basis: one rep for each of Year 1 and Year 2, and two reps each for Year Three and Year Four.
If you are interested in one of the above positions, please pick up a nomination form from the MEF Office (MC 4046) and fill it out. Return the form to MC 4046 by slipping it under the door. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or x5757.
All candidates that have submitted forms previously have been accepted into their applied positions.
MEF Director Fall '96
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