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LASER Math and Art Day

The second installment of Math & Art Day was held on Saturday, April 20th at Montclair State University (CELS 120)

Posted in: Community Engagement, Mathematics

student doing an activity at Creativity in Math and Science event

We had 22 participants from six different schools including:

  • Parsippany High School
  • Parsippany Hills High School
  • Livingston High School
  • Montville High School
  • Kearney High School
  • West Milford High School

Four Math Ambassadors (Kaitlyn Cohan, Vlad Nita, Preston Pietruszewski, Ryan Avallone) helped with several aspects of the event, including a campus walk for all attendees and organizing a math-contest for them. Students listened to talks about math and music which was the focus of this year’s event and built flute-like instruments and performed calculations during the afternoon workshop by utilizing appropriate mathematical and physical principles. Overall this was a very successful event and students were very engaged and excited. In fact, many of them expressed their desire to return to the program next year.

The agenda for the day was as follows:

10am – 10:30 am
Welcome by Chair + breakfast + internet setup
10:30 – 11:30 am
Math & Music talk by Dr. Denis Sheeran
11:30 – 12:00 pm
Math Jeopardy – Math Ambassadors 30 mins
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Campus walk
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Math and Music Workshop by Dr. Bogdan Nita
2:30 – 2:50 pm
Awards and certificates
2:50 – 3:00 pm
Group picture