Open to all, adults included, with a focus on middle/high school youth who want to do a deep investigation of mathematics. Mathematics illuminates patterns that abound in our world, making sense of sequences, designs, and structures. Math Encounters will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics -- your world will never be the same!
Math Encounters Kick-Off: September 21, 2:00 - 3:30 PM in the lecture room at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium.
Guest lecturer Ethan Bolker, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Boston is presenting “You Are a Super Star.” Join us as he weaves together history, art, math, and twelve five-pointed stars, creating your very own stellated dodecahedron to take home. What does a dodecahedron look like? Come to the museum to find out! Paper printed and laser cut by The Foundry will be made available at the event. This event is free and open to everyone.