June 28, 2010
MAA is proud to be an official partner of the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held in the greater Washington, D.C. area in October 2010. The Festival, which will be the country’s first national science festival, is a collaboration of more than 500 of the country’s leading science, engineering, and mathematics organizations and aims to reignite the interest of our nation’s youth in the sciences.
The culmination of the Festival will be a two-day Expo on the National Mall on October 23-24, 2010, which will give children, teens, and adults the opportunity to explore all facets of science, mathematics, and engineering through hundreds of fun, hands-on activities. People across the United States are encouraged to hold Satellite Events in their communities the same weekend that hundreds of thousands of people celebrate science on the National Mall.
MAA has nominated Dr. S. Brent Morris for the Festival's Nifty Fifty, a group of noted professionals who will speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools in the Washington, D.C. area. Morris will present "In Search of the 'Perfect Shuffle' – Teaching Math Students Through Card Tricks".
A well-known mathematician and computer memory design expert, Morris is author of the educational and entertaining book, Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling, and Dynamic Computer Memories: The Mathematics of the Perfect Shuffle.
For more information on all Festival events and how you can get involved, visit www.usasciencefestival.org.
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