Hands on Science Museums are some of my favorites. When I travel I like to look up if the city I am going to has a Science Museum and check it out. Some of my favorite exhibits are usually in the physics and math types of areas with cool lasers or how you can use lenses to teach how light diffracts, but a Math Museum, where it is dedicated to JUST math?? That sounds pretty awesome too!
Meet mathematician and Nifty Fifty Speaker Glen Whitney who decided to demonstrate how super cool and fun math can really be, recently gave up a lucrative career as a hedge-fund algorithm manager in New York to pursue his dream of establishing the nation’s first-ever interactive, hands-on math museum.
The new museum, aptly named the Museum of Mathematics, is intended to go beyond what is learned in school by applying math to everyday situations, thereby showing the integral part it plays in almost everything we do. Read more about him here. (from Whitney’s Nifty Fifty Bio)
The ‘Nifty Fifty‘ are a group of noted professionals who will fan out across the Washington, DC area next October to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools.Maybe you are a middle or high school teacher in the Washington DC area interested in having one of Nifty Fifty Speakers from the USA Science and Engineering Festival come and visit your classroom to answer these types of questions. Read more about Nifty Fifty Speakers here.
Nifty Fifty applications are ready to be filled out! Find out about how to apply here.
Application Deadline: May 31