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May 21, 2018

STEM Night at John Rogers Elementary

WXML visited John Rogers Elementary on April 20th for their STEM Night. We brought a 3-D printer to demonstrate how we make some of our physical models of mathematical objects. We also brought “polyhedral sheets” which the students used to fold paper into various shapes, including cubes and icosahedrons!

May 16, 2018

WXMLer Blanca Viña Patiño on the Sound Bite Podcast

WXMLer Blanca Viña Patiño recently appeared on the UW Sound Bite Podcast. In her words, “Women who love mathematics, like myself, constantly struggle to thrive in environments where they constantly feel a need to prove themselves. I wanted to do this podcast to hopefully shed light on some issues that are occurring at the undergraduate level and…

March 26, 2018

Spring 2018

Applications are closed, and the teams have been selected. Read about the projects here.

March 6, 2018

Spring 2018 Applications

Undergraduate and graduate applications for Spring 2018 are now open! The deadline for submission is March 15th.

March 5, 2018

Winter 2018 Open House

The Winter 2018 WXML Open House will be held on Friday, March 9 from 5pm to 7pm in Odegaard 136. The teams will be displaying the research they have done, ranging from exploring the mathematics of gerrymandering to counting the number of parabolic double cosets in the symmetric group! Stop by to meet with the…

February 16, 2018

WXML + Jane Addams Math Club

We visited the Jane Addams middle school Math Club recently, you can read their reflections on our visit here: http://mymathclub.blogspot.com/2018/02/213-farey-sequences.html

February 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Faculty Project Submissions

We are now accepting project submissions from faculty for Spring 2018.  

November 12, 2017

WXML Winter 2018

WXML Winter 2018 teams have been decided. Check back soon to see the full teams listed.

October 8, 2017

Making an Infinity Mirror

An infinity mirror is a cool visual effect where you can make a small disk look like an infinite tunnel. We can achieve this taking advantage of the fact that a transparent but reflective surface (a so called ‘2 way mirror’) between a dark and a well lit space will appear transparent on the dark side,…

October 3, 2017

The Glowforge Laser Cutter

  After 2 years eagerly waiting, the Glowforge laser cutter has arrived.  This remarkable machine can etch, engrave, and cut a wide variety of materials with an enormous amount of precision.  But what truly makes this tool special is how easy it is to use.  The most difficult part perhaps is connecting the machine to…

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