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Celebration of Mind

October 21, 2010 marked the first annual Celebration of Mind, an event honoring Martin Gardner on the occasion of what would have been his 96th birthday.  There were 66 events held on five continents around the world!

Here in Washington, our event took place at the Mathematical Association of America headquarters near [...]

FIRST Robotics Tournament

This past weekend I volunteered as a judge in the New Jersey Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament.  Sixty one teams competed, coming from as far away as Brazil.  The competition was played in three-team alliances, alliances playing against each other to shoot soccer balls through goals with some significant wrinkles thrown in.  [...]