ABACUS is a Mathematics Association of St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru coordinated by the Department of Mathematics.
• Embracing the visualization of activities to resurge curiosity by inculcating innovation.
• Flagging the idea of creativity through collaborative and shared vision
• Promulgating research extensively by honing students with their research skills through paper presentations and panel discussions
• Constructing events to connect the thread between learning and applying Mathematics
• Envisaging holistic growth of students by exposure to team work.
Summarized below is the detailed event plan carried out as part of Abacus Association for the year 2020-2021. The Association is guided under the mentorship of the teacher coordinators Ms.Wilma D’Souza and Ms.Veena Nirmala . A 14-member core committee was created to ensure the smooth working of the association by their valuable ideas and creativity. The Core Committee members comprises of Gizelle Rodrigues, Mary Chriselda A, Anukul, Dibyansh, Anurag, Erum Hayat, Sanchita, Muskaan Chhabrani, Mohit, Bhagya J, Suruchi Kamath, Deepika , Smruthi Patro , Shaswath Gupta. Currently the association has 150 student volunteers across different streams who have vibrantly resonated with the objectives of Abacus by lending a help hand by participating and organizing different events.
The inauguration of the Association was conducted on the 15th September 2020 on the online platform Microsoft Teams with Rev. Fr. Swebert D’Silva as the Chief Guest. The event had a potpourri of welcome dance, sharing of cherished memories, interesting facts on Mathematics and loads of fun and games which refurbished the objective of Abacus amidst the students. Abacus officially commenced the onset of the events for the year 2020 on various online platforms with the first relay of events planned in the commemoration of the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, from the 14th October to the 24th October 2020. The events conducted were Mathememematics, Word Hunt, Winter is Coming (Mathematical Poems), El Examen (Quiz), 20 Questions, Math Relay, Visual Play, Hidden in figures (Photography), Sketchematics. The Association aims to conduct panel discussions and paper presentations to improvise and hone the students research skills as a part of its future agenda .