The trigonometry table was active at the IUPUI Mathematics Assistance Center, located in the lower level of Taylor Hall.
Mechanical engineering technology sophomore George Koustoumbardis scrawled problem No. 17 on the table with a green dry-erase marker. An upcoming exam at the end of the second summer session had him and several other students feverishly solving equation after equation. However, No. 17 was a roadblock.
Enter Halle Chilton. The junior mathematics major was one of several tutors on duty at the Mathematics Assistance Center, also lovingly known as "the MAC."
Chilton broke down the problem, added her expertise, and showed where Koustoumbardis's solving attempt went wrong.