3rd Annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science Workshop

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 10:00 - 16:30

IRMACS Presentation Studio, Applied Science Building 10900, The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus

The main goal of the workshop is to give an opportunity to Aboriginal high school students to experience "hands on" mathematics through various activities presented by four young math professionals. The participants will also meet Mr. Randy Todd from the Cree Nation who has been a pilot for over 20 years and works for Transport Canada.

Schedule

10:00 - 10:10 – Welcome by William Lindsay, SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples 
10:10 - 11:00 - "Recreational Mathematics" with Shawn Desaulniers, Okanagan College
11:00 - 11:10 - Break
11:10 - 12:00 -  "GeoBurst" with Alejandro Erickson, University of Victoria
12:00 - 12:15 - Meet Mr. Randy Todd, a Civil Aviation Safety Inspector with Transport Canada
12:15 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 - "The 15 Puzzle" with Jamie Mulholland, Simon Fraser University
1:50 - 2:00 - Break 
2:10 - 3:00 - "How to Cut the Cake" with Matt Devos, Simon Fraser University
3:00 - 4:30 - SFU Recruitment Presentation (3:00 - 3:10) and SFU Campus Tour 

 

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For the workshop poster click here.

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The workshop is organized by the Math Catcher Outreach Program, the IRMACS Centre, the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the SFU Department of Mathematics, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. The workshop comes at no cost to the participants.

For more information contact Dr. Veselin Jungic at vjungic@irmacs.sfu.ca.

 

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