Po-Shen Loh: Math and Creativity

By September 1, 2016Events

Po-Shen Loh, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, Coach of the USA International Mathematics Olympiad Team, and founder of expii.com, is coming to Chicago to give a highly anticipated mathematics talk for a general audience. “Math and Creativity” will address puzzles that don’t look mathematical, but ultimately are unlocked by mathematical insights. Professor Loh will also talk about how to get the most out of math “competitions”.

The talk will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Whitney Young High School from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Young’s auditorium is located in the Arts Building, 1431 W Jackson. Whitney Young is easily accessible by public transportation (CTA Blue Line Racine stop – Loomis exit, #9 Ashland Bus, #20 Madison Bus, #126 Jackson Bus) and is close to downtown Chicago Metra stations. Parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Arts Building. If you’d like, bring materials to do some math during the talk! Candy, snacks, and other refreshments will be available for sale.

Admission is free.  The talk will be accessible to a general audience, but is geared toward students in grades 6-12. Parents and community members are welcome! If you are planning to attend, you MUST fill out the following Google survey:

After filling out the survey you will receive a confirmation email that serves as a reservation. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have questions, contact Julienne Au at jau@cps.edu.

See you there!