Save the dates: UNL Math Circle for high school students

Jack Jeffries
Jack Jeffries

Join Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jack Jeffries in the Spring 2022 semester for new UNL Math Circle events, held twice a month. During each session, a university or visiting mathematician will lead high school students through an activity related to advanced mathematics.

The UNL Math Circle is an outreach event that brings university mathematicians and mathematical scientists together with high school students. While the presenters will explain new ideas, the meetings will be centered on activities rather than lectures. The focus is on mathematical topics outside of the typical high school curriculum; we will focus on topics that are of classical interest, have new applications in the modern world, or that more often appear after high school.

UNL faculty and students from a range of different mathematical specialties will be invited to present, to ensure that a broad and exciting panorama of mathematics is conveyed.

Jeffries wants to encourage more high school students, particularly members of the Hispanic community, to study mathematics. At least one session per semester will be directed in Spanish, and visiting faculty from Latin America will participate as scheduling allows.

Meetings will occur in person on the UNL campus on these days, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.:

Meeting 1: February 15
Meeting 2: March 8
Meeting 3: March 22
Meeting 4: April 5
Meeting 5: April 26

Look for an RSVP form to send to students' parents/guardians in January.