I just wanted to let you know that I’ve posted the handout from Dr Garner’s presentation now, in our handouts section. If you were at the meeting, you’ll recall there were two typos. If you weren’t, or forgot where they were, I encourage you to think extra hard and find them!
Saturday was our last meeting of the semester, but I’ll let you all know through email and this site when we start back up in August. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments for next year, feel free to email me at valkyrie “at” mit “dot” edu.
Hope you all have a great summer,
Hi all –
I just wanted to remind you that our last meeting of the semester will be this Saturday, May 7th at the Ocee Library (in Alpharetta.) Dr Chuck Garner, a math teacher at Rockdale Magnet School and coach of the state math team will be presenting on some combinatorics. I’m sure it will be a great presentation, and I urge you all to come. It would be great to see all of you one last time this year.
The Ocee Library is located at 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005, and the meeting will be from 10 AM until around noon.
I hope to see you there,
Just wanted to give you a brief update on events in the area as school winds down.
1. You can register for the Scratch competition until May 2nd:
“Registration is now open for the Scratch competition. Please register by 11:59pm on May 2nd, 2011 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2KR7PTB. See http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/1490 for more details.”
2. There will be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) career fair at Georgia Tech on May 14th which is geared towards K-12 students. If you’re interested in career opportunities and applications of the STEM disciplines, this event is worth going to. Registration is here.
3. We will be having a meeting in Alpharetta on May 7th. Dr Chuck Garner, a teacher at Rockdale Magnet School, and coach of the state math team will be presenting. I’ll write a separate post on this within the next week.
Hope to see you at the next meeting,
Just wanted to remind you about our meeting this Sunday at Emory. Again, we’ll be meeting in room W306 in the Math & Science building at Emory University from 2-4 PM. Here is a link containing the directions to Emory and a map of the campus (showing the Math & Science building.) The Oxford Road Parking Deck adjacent to the Math & Science building is free on the weekend, so it’s probably the best place for you to park.
I’ll actually be presenting this time, on some topics in geometry. Depending on how much we get through, I may even be able to touch on a few topics in neutral geometry.
Hope to see you then,
Hi all, Mick just passed this on to me, and it looks like a great opportunity!
Robert J Lang, the origami artist will be presenting “Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami” Monday, April 11th from 5-6 PM in Clary Theatre. It looks like there will also be an informal paper folding session in Skiles 236 before the presentation.
You can find more information on the Georgia Tech site. The link to RSVP for the talk is http://bit.ly/robertlangtalk .
I’m going to try to go to it, and I hope you can, too.
The meeting at Emory this Sunday went really well, thanks to all who came, and of course, our presenter, Geehoon. It was great to see the turnout for our first time at Emory. Our next meeting is again at Emory on April 17th. We have yet to confirm a presenter, but it should be great also.
For those of you in Alpharetta who can’t make Emory meetings, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! We couldn’t reserve the library in April, but we will be having a meeting at the regular time on May 7th.
In other news, our email group has now been created. If you haven’t been invited, and you’d like to join, just email me at email@example.com.
That’s it for now, hope to see you sometime in April,
I just wanted to write a post to tell you about our meeting on Sunday. Geehoon Hong, a PhD student at Georgia Tech will be presenting for us a second time — once again, it should be a great presentation. We’ll be meeting in room W306 in the Math & Science building at Emory University from 2-4 PM. Here is a link containing the directions to Emory and a map of the campus (showing the Math & Science building.) As far as parking, the Oxford Road Parking Deck adjacent to the Math & Science Building is most likely free, and if not, the Fishburne Deck is definitely free if you are okay with a short walk. I hope to see you some of you there!
I just wanted to thank you all for coming and helping make last weekend’s meeting a success. Mick did an awesome job at presenting programming using Scratch — it was great to learn how Scratch’s puzzle piece shapes actually have different shapes based on the various programming constructs they represent.
If you like Scratch, you might be interested in Georgia Tech’s Scratch Competition. The submission info for this year isn’t yet up, but in the meantime you can look at last year’s competition information here.
Our next meeting is Sunday, March 27th, tentatively from 2-4 PM at Emory. I’ll update you all when I know that we did get this time slot with directions, or any changes in the time. I’ll also let you know when I know who’s presenting.
See you then!
Just wanted to remind you about the upcoming meeting on Saturday. Mick Chang, an educational designer, will be presenting on programming using Scratch, an easy-to-learn programming language. Bring your laptops and download the Scratch program at http://scratch.mit.edu/ . We will have a limited number of extra laptops — those with a laptop are encouraged to work together with those without a laptop.
Hope to see you Saturday!