Julia Robinson Math FestivalJulia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The festival provides an alternative to the competitive culture of math contests, with tables dedicated to different problems and activities, each with a mathematician standing by to offer guidance and encouragement without giving away too much. Says the Festival's Mathematics Director, Joshua Zucker, "We offer intriguing and challenging problems, puzzles, and activities, and a supportive setting for kids who like to take their time working on a problem. Students make whatever progress they make, they get help, they work with other kids, and eventually come to some kind of stopping point and go find another activity of interest."
Emory held our second festival on Saturday September 10th from 1 - 4 pm. It was aimed at students in grades 6 - 12, although some advanced 4th and 5th graders also participated.
Week of Mathematical ExplorationExperience the process of doing mathematics by diving deeply into an exploratory problem. Participants will work in groups of 2 or 3 and pick one problem to focus on for the week. Like professional mathematicians, they will do examples, ask questions, look for patterns, make conjectures, and come up with their own proofs. They will be assigned a graduate student mentor who they will meet with twice a day. We will end each day with a lecture given by a mathematics faculty member. On the last day, we will have lunch with some undergraduate students who are at Emory for the summer to do mathematics research, and they will give short "teaser talks" introducing their research areas. Afterwards, participants will give presentations on their findings.
The summer 2017 program will be held Monday June 5th through Friday June 9th. Students who are currently in levels C and D of Emory Math Circle may apply here. Please apply by February 28th to receive full consideration. More information about the program, including a preliminary schedule, is available on the application form.
Atlanta Science FestivalThe Atlanta Science Festival is an annual celebration of local science and technology. For one week in march, curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO - an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park.
Emory Math Circle had a booth at the Exploration Expo in 2014 and 2016. We hope to do so every year!