UpcomingEVENTS
  1. TBA
    St. Louis, MO
    Look for some new talks this the Fall on topics such as Paradoxes, and Math Education through children's Books and Graphic Novels! Have a suggestion? Please send me an email!
PastEVENTS
  1. Thursday: April 13, 2017
    Poetry by Number at SLPL
    Join us at the Saint Louis Public Library Central Branch. In the second floor training room at , Etc. at 7 p.m. . We will be discussing the history of the Oulipians, who wrote poetry using mathematical constraints! You will also get to create your own book of mathematical poetry! Bring your favorite poem and a dictionary if you wish! We will also have supplies for everyone!

Here is the amazing poster SLPL made for the event!


  1. Saturday : April 1, 2017
    TFAE
    A brief history of the Axiom of Choice. TFAE, stands for "The following are equivalent" At the beginning of the 20th century the Axiom of Choice(AC) changed the face of mathematics. Its uses have allowed mathematicians to prove what was once deemed un-provable, and have even allowed us to find the paradoxical. This led to major controversies surrounding the Axiom of Choice. In this talk we will discuss the development of the AC, the controversy around it, major theorems we have proved with it, as well as the mathematicians involved. A perfect talk to let you spice up the next time you prove AC’s equivalency with controversy and historical fact! This talk will be given at the Missouri MAA meeting in Jopin, MO
  1. Friday : March 31, 2017
    SAGE: An introduction
    SAGE is an open source mathematical software started in 2005. It is much like Mathematica and Maple, except with the bonus fact that it is free and open-source. It also has a higher level of functionality than Mathematica or Maple. It is ever growing and changing with a new, non-beta version being released every few months. In this talk we will discuss the history of SAGE, give an introduction on how to use it, and talk briefly about how you can add functionality and get your students involved. My work for the sage-dynamics project whose goal is to improve the Sage for computer exploration in dynamical systems and foster code sharing between researchers in this area. This talk will be given at the Missouri MAA meeting in Jopin, MO
  1. Monday: July 18, 2016
    She in the Pub: Poetry by Number
    Join us and Super Heroines, Etc. at 7 p.m. the Schlafley Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO. We will be discussing the creation history of the Oulipians, who wrote poetry using mathematical constraints! You will also get to create your own book of mathematical poetry! Bring your favorite poem and a dictionary if you wish! We will also have supplies for everyone!