What's the Big Idea Game Show: Student Judges
This post features behind-the-scenes content about the 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event "What's the Big Idea? A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians" (opens new window), created and hosted by The Young People's Project (opens new window).
Student Judges (MS, HS, and College Level) were each asked to research a mathematician of their choice, finding one thing they liked about the person and being able to talk about it in 30 seconds using “People Talk.”
Here are the students’ videos:
Francis Fotso-Towa: Gloria Ray Karlmark
Nailah Hamyar: Annie Easley Oslo
Sakina Cotton: Benjamin Banneker
Maryam Faaziah: Katherine Johnson
Timinte Abraham: David Blackwell
Hi I’m Timinte Abraham, and I’m a freshman in college. Someone I’d like to talk about is David Blackwell, who was a statistician and mathematician who made significant contributions to game theory, probability theory, information theory and Bayesian statistics and who broke racial barriers when he was named (1965) the first African American Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Arianna Gaston: Mary Jackson
The Young People's Project (YPP) brings together middle school students and high school mentors to celebrate, encourage, and motivate mathematical learning. Learn more at typp.org (opens new window).