Spring 2024 Remote Internship Recap

Melissa WilkinsonIntern Experience, Making Math, Remote internship, Schools, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

Last month we concluded another successful group of MathHappens Remote internships. We had 4 students participating from UCLA, NC State, Texas Woman’s University, and Queen’s University in Toronto. At our headquarters in Austin we rely on interns to help with our mission and everyday tasks.  Interns design and make new models, attend local events, and spend time assembling models to

2024 Spring Remote Internship: Emma Starkman’s Grade 5 Math Toolkit Model

Melissa WilkinsonIntern Experience, Making Math, Remote internship, Teacher Support & Training, Written by Emma StarkmanLeave a Comment

MathHappens offers remote internship experiences to students who do not live near our offices in Austin.  Interns are sent a kit in the mail and the goal is for them to learn digital fabrication of math models (usually using a laser cutter or 3D printer), design and make a model, and host an outreach event showcasing their model(s).  Emma Starkman,

MathHappens @ SE Branch Library Luchadore Edition!

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Library, Spanish version, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

For the past two years we have participated actively with our SE Branch library community by providing activities at events ranging form Cinco de Mayo celebrations, after school and summer programs, El Día de los Muertos, and holiday festivities of all kinds.  We also have been invited to author readings and this was a really fun one.  Dia de Los

Buda Library STEAMfest

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165 people of all ages were at the Buda Public Library on January 24 to celebrate Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics.  We had something for everyone at our tables.  Huston-Tillotson student and MathHappens intern Niela Williams did a great job facilitating and letting the community know about the free Math Room at ANSC.  We found out that the librarians in

Remote Intern Program: Summer and Fall 2023

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This summer, 5 interns participated in MathHappens projects remotely from Las Vegas, the Chicago area, Knox County, IL, and Lake County, IL. In September, we started our fall cohort with 4 interns in Irving, TX, Edmond, OK, Knoxville,TN, and Appleton, WI. We have interns who are studying or have studied: math, math education, business, data science, economics, computer science, and

MathHappens 4 x @ The Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation2 Comments

A Human Sunclock! Installed adjacent to the pathway outside the visitor center, it only works if you are there to cast the shadown that tells the time. This one is set to CDT, its exactly one hour late at this time of year (December). A Math Vending Machine! In the visitor center is a trading desk where you can ask

It’s October and MathHappens in our Communities!

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Museum, Nature & Science Center, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

The weekend of October 20, we were open at the Austin Nature and Science Center, and the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex and provided math activities for Fall Fest for Friends of the Children, a mentorship program in Austin.  MathHappens @ Explora was open as well as MathHappens @ Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Working this weekend in all our various