Central Connecticut State University’s CAMPY-on-Campus, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Zombies, Magic, Flying, Oh My! That’s what 100 and more Connecticut students will be doing on May 17th at Central Connecticut State University. The Mathematics Department at CCSU has hosted Campy-on-Campus for over ten years. Each year, middle school students and their teachers come to CCSU to attend morning and afternoon workshop sessions to learn about exciting topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Past topics have included: Creating Fractal Images with Iterated Function Systems (IFS); Geometric Constructions with Geogebra; STEM to the Rescue: Zombies, Forensics, and Disease Management with the TI-Nspire Technology; Learning How to Use Math to Become a Magician; Building Bridges; Making sense of Mountains of Data by Letting the Computer Do the Work; Exploring Planets of the Sun; Learning Simple Probability and Statistics Examples with MS Excel; Doing Math Like an Egyptian!; Designing The Optimal Wing Size For An Airplane in The Wright Flight; Pop-Up Polyhedra; Getting Smarter by Connecting Math and Music; and Using Binary Numbers To Get A Winning Strategy For The Nim Game.
Participating school districts have included: ACES, Colchester, CREC, East Granby, East Hampton, East Hartford, Ellington, Hartford, Meriden, Middlebury, New Britain, Newington, Quaker Hill, Region 15, Shelton, South Windsor, Vernon, and Westport. A registration fee of $35 per student includes two workshop sessions of their choice, a light breakfast, lunch and a cool conference t-shirt.
CCSU’s CAMPY-on-Campus has been featured in The New Britain Herald and the Norwich Bulletin. This event is made possible through volunteer presenters including faculty from CCSU, UCONN, Middlesex Community College and Naugatuck Valley Community College; local classroom teachers; community/business members such as Travelers; organizations such as Teachers Teaching Technology (T3) and CCSU students. The Director of CAMPY, Judy Dailey, and CCSU’s Campy Coordinators, Professors Shelly Jones and Marian Anton, will be on hand during the event. Last year was our 10th anniversary and we featured keynote speaker Steve Leinwand, who is a past Mathematics Coordinator for the Connecticut State Department of Education, an author, and currently a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington D.C. We look forward to our 2017 volunteers and sessions. If you are interested in presenting a session, please contact Marian Anton at email@example.com and provide him with a title and description of your proposed 2-hour hands-on session geared at middle school students. If you are interested in voluntering to assist with conference operations please contact Shelly Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.