A Taste of Pi - 10th Anniversary

  • Start Date: 03/08/2014
  • End Date: 03/10/2014
Speaker(s):
 Dr. Indy Lagu, Department of Mathematics, Mount Royal University
 Dr. Zabrina Brumme, Faculty of Health Sciences
 Dr. Jeremie Lumbroso, Department of Mathematics
 Dr. Erika Plettner, Department of Chemistry
 Dr. Shawn Desaulniers, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Location: 

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby

Description: 

A Taste of Pi is Back!

We are happy to continue our series “A Taste of Pi”. The twentieth part of this successful series of talks and activities for high school students will be offered this spring by the SFU Department of Mathematics, and IRMACS – Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematics and Computational Science with support by the SFU Faculty of Science  and PIMS - the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The program consists of monthly Saturday morning meetings at SFU, from 9:00 to 12:30, during which students will have an opportunity to attend presentations given by distinguished faculty members about their research, about new and exciting developments in the mathematical sciences, and about contemporary applications of mathematics. During the presentations, students will be working on exciting problems and activities related to the concepts they have just learned. The session will end with a talk with the topic from another scientific discipline. 

“A Taste of Pi” is designed to provide students in grades 10 and 11, who have demonstrated a talent and a strong interest for mathematics, with enrichment activities in a fun and rewarding environment.

Participation in the program is by invitation only. 

See the upcoming sessions for invited speakers and their talks. 

If you wish to recommend a student who may benefit from the program, please complete the posted form and return by fax no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.

Since space is limited, it may not be possible to invite all of those students who are nominated. The participants will be selected on Monday, March 3, from those nominated, and the successful applicants will be informed through their teachers.

Cost of the three sessions: $15.00 (includes refreshments).

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Malgorzata Dubiel - Email: dubiel@math.sfu.ca | Dr. Veselin Jungic - Email: vjungic@sfu.ca.

Schedule:
Speaker: Dr. Indy Lagu, Department of Mathematics, Mount Royal University
Title: And the Winner is ...

Speaker: Dr. Zabrina Brumme, Faculty of Health Sciences
Title: Pathogen genetic diversity: challenges and opportunities

Date: March 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Room: IRMACS Presentation Studio

Speaker: Dr. Jeremie Lumbroso, Department of Mathematics
Title: Counting data with coin flips
Speaker: Dr. Erika Plettner, Department of Chemistry
Title: The sense of smell in insects and new pest control methods
Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Room: IRMACS Presentation Studio

Speaker: Dr. Shawn Desaulniers, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Title: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Nabyl Merbouh, Department of Chemistry
Title: 3D printing: From a digital model to a 3D object
Date: May 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Room: IRMACS Presentation Studio