5th Annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science Workshop

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:00

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 and science through various activities.

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome by William Lindsay, Office for Aboriginal Peoples
10:10 - 11:00 "Studenting, Learning, or Thinking: Three Sides of the Same Coin" by Peter Liljedahl, Faculty of Education
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 12:00 "Surprisingly Simple Multi-Robot Systems" by Richard Vaughan, School of Computing Science
12:00 - 12:15 Donalene Rapada, Accountant, Service of Delivery for Squamish Nation
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 "Math and the Olympics" by John Stockie, Department of Mathematics
1:50 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 2:50 Sophie Lavieri, Department of Chemistry
3:00 - 4:00 SFU Campus Tour

The workshop is organized by the Math Catcher Outreach Program, the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and the IRMACS Centre.

The workshop comes at no cost to the participants and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

The SFU Media Release about the workshop is available here.

***To find the IRMACS Centre's location on Burnaby Campus click here.***

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