Shawn Bernier

2021 Festival

Shawn Bernier

The Young People's Project

Shawn Bernier is a College STEM Literacy Worker (CMLW) at the Young People’s Project and a student at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. He is studying business and economics and minoring in computer science. His claim to fame is helping his community discover themselves socially and helping them value leadership. He began working with the Young People’s Project at the beginning of 9th grade. His passions include being an active educator and learner, being an activist and social influencer, entrepreneur, and connecting with people.

2021 Festival

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern)

What’s the Big Idea: A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians

Join elementary, middle, and high school students for a whirlwind presentation of big ideas in math — presented by mathematicians — and judged by students! Students will assess the mathematicians’ explanations based on fun and clarity. Audience members participate in voting too, so come ready to listen and vote on your favorite big math ideas. This show is presented by the Young People’s Project, which uses a near-peer mentoring model to support student achievement in math.