2017 Festival: Dr. Mark Rosin
Dr. Mark Rosin
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Dr. Mark Rosin to the 2017 National Math Festival!
Dr. Mark Rosin is a practicing scientist and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design, New York. He is co-founder of Guerilla Science, with over seven years of production experience, and the winner of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science.
Cash Prizes for Everyone!
Cash Prizes for Everyone! is an interactive game show that offers the audience a chance to win big! In front of a large crowd, competitors (drawn randomly from the audience) will be invited to compete against a performing mathematician in one of a number of solved games. Huge prizes offered to anyone who can beat the house!
Oobleck Olympics is a hands-on ‘obstacle’ course where contestants slug it out over a range of mathletic hurdles. Small teams will walk, jump, and skip through a (non-Newtonian) water challenge; compete in a honey dipper egg-and-spoon style race; and shoot smoke rings like William Tell! Competitors will need to mathematically manipulate the forces of nature to win.