PIMS Public Lecture at UBC: Mathematics and Indigenous Knowledge

You are invited to a free PIMS public lecture (Ron Eglash flyer):

Looking at Indigenous Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Who: Ron Eglash Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
When: Friday March 8th
Where: Earth Science Building Room 2012, located at 2207 Main Mall.

Refreshments : 4:00 PM
Lecture: 4:30

Abstract
Indigenous Knowledge in STEM education: Computing with culture From fractals in African architecture to algorithms in First Nations beadwork, simulations of indigenous designs reveal complex concepts and practices that can be mapped onto analogous principles in math, science and computing. Applications for this work include outreach to K-12 students as well as contributions to sustainable development.

In order to be able to provide enough refreshments, please RSVP at melania@pims.math.ca by March 7

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