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Kansas State University professor David Auckly gave a talk titled
Kansas State University professor David Auckly gave a talk titled "Balloon Numbers" to EMS students on Nov. 27th, 2018.
Professor Auckly helps one of the almost 30 EMS students who attended the program make her balloon cube.
Professor Auckly helps one of the almost 30 EMS students who attended the program make her balloon cube.
A group makes their final twist to finish their cube.
A group makes their final twist to finish their cube.
Students show off their cube.
Students show off their cube.
Randall Skiles, Supervising Instructor of Chemistry & Radiation Protection at Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation presented a talk titled
Randall Skiles, Supervising Instructor of Chemistry & Radiation Protection at Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, presented a talk titled "Radioactivity" to the Inspired By Math Students on Dec. 4, 2018.
Mr. Skiles showed students how to calculate the half-life of elements, showed the radioactivity levels of several objects by using a Geiger counter and showed students the protective wear workers wear to guard them from radioactive materials at the plant.
Mr. Skiles showed students how to calculate the half-life of elements, showed the radioactivity levels of several objects by using a Geiger counter and showed students the protective wear workers wear to guard them from radioactive materials at the plant.

Inspired By Math

The Inspired by Math program is funded by Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant (provided by the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation via the Mathematical Association of America), Emporia State University, Emporia Middle School, and Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation.

Inspired By Math is a math enrichment STEM outreach program for 6th-8th grade students in the Emporia area. The program consists of two components for students to participate in during the year.

A four-day summer camp is held on the ESU campus during the summer. While there, students will learn about Geometry, Number Sense, Probability and Statistics, and Logic and Reasoning. They will also tour the ESU campus, learn how to crack codes using cryptography and be engaged in other hands-on activities. The summer camp allows students to see what the weekly after-school program will look like.

Then, during the school year, students can choose to participate in the once-a-week, after-school program. During this time students take part in activities such as building dome structures and bridges to inspire students’ interests in geometry and playing casino games to teach probability. Invited talks about math topics will also be a part of the program from time to time. The year ends with a field trip.

 

2018-2019 School Year Program Specifics:

When: Once a week

Time: Tuesdays after school, 3:30pm-4:30pm or Wednesdays before school 7:45am-8:45am (You choose)

Where: Emporia Middle School


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