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Math Club hosts Geek Week

May 26, 2017

 

Morgan Bernard
Staff Reporter | mrb056@ latech.edu

 

Louisiana Tech students had the chance to let out their “inner geek” March 27-31 by participating in Geek Week, a week-long celebration hosted by Tech’s Math Club.

 

Geek Week consisted of several events throughout the week, held by various on-campus organizations for students to attend.

 

Sarah Pazos, a junior physics major and Math Club vice president, said Geek Week was first thought of as a fun alternative to Greek Week, an event for students who are members of the Panhellenic organizations on campus.

 

“The idea was thought up by our Math Club president, Devin Baize,” Pazos said. “He thought it would be fun to have a week for the ‘geekier’ and ‘nerdier’ clubs on campus.”

 

Pazos said she loved the idea of Geek Week and sees the event as a chance for students to have fun while meeting others who enjoy the same subjects.

 

“We hope people have fun at the events by just being themselves,” she said. “We want to celebrate geekiness, and it is all about letting your inner geek out.”

 

Pazos said many people attended the events throughout the week, and she hopes to see more involvement in the future Geek Weeks to come.

 

“The turnout has been pretty good for being such a new group of events,” she said. “We certainly hope it will be a yearly thing and draw in larger crowds. This year we had events held by Math Club, Astronomy Club, Debate Team, the Medieval Combat Club and many other organizations.

 

If this becomes an annual event, we hope to include more non-COES clubs in the lineup as well.”

 

Emma Robinson, a sophomore biomedical engineering major, attended some of the week’s events and said she enjoyed the activities and meeting new people.

 

“Geek Week served as a great opportunity to meet other students who have the same interests as me,” Robinson said. “I had a lot of fun at the trivia and game nights. I hope we get more events like this on campus for everyone to join in on.”

 

Baize said he believed students had fun at the daily events of Geek Week.

 

“We had an awesome week of events hosted by the different clubs on campus,” Baize said. “There was a scavenger hunt, movie night, video and board game night, debate booth and a trivia night. We had some nice crowds show up, and everyone had a great time.”

 

Baize said he was proud of the accomplishments of the event and hopes to add even more to the next Geek Week.

 

“We wanted to have a fun week for students who are not affiliated with Greek life and I think we achieved that goal,” he said. “I hope that Geek Week becomes bigger and more popular among students as we continue it. It is always great to see Tech students coming together at events and enjoying their time here.”

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