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Creative math insights
for the everyday

Dr. Po-Shen Loh
Carnegie-Mellon University

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Natural Sciences Building
Room 112
University of Louisville

Abstract: What is the practical value of mathematics for the common person? We'll illustrate the answer through puzzles and paradoxes that arise from the failure of human intuition. See how mathematical reasoning can help us make sense out of these thought-provoking situations, and experience the surprising and fun nature of mathematics in the process. You'll see everyday things in the world in a new mathematical light. These insights were accumulated from over a year of mathematical introspection on topics of common interest, and freely published as weekly interactive challenges on expii.com/solve. Several have appeared in features of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and FiveThirtyEight (part of ESPN).

for more information, contact math@louisville.edu or call (502) 852-6826

BIO: Po-Shen Loh is a math enthusiast and evangelist, operating across the entire mathematical spectrum from original research to mass-market education. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he researches topics in combinatorics, probability, and computer science. He also works with the Mathematical Association of America as the National Coach of the USA Math Olympiad team, which won consecutively in the last two years, definitively breaking a 20-year winning drought. He extends his activity to the global mainstream through his free educational technology platform expii.com, delivering creative math puzzles and personalized math practice on every smartphone or web browser.
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2017 Applications for Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships
Click on the underlined titles below to download a PDF file with the application:

Robert J. Bickel Scholarship
An annual scholarship to a promising student on the basis of merit.

All application materials must be received by Monday, March 13th, 2017.
Ken and Sue Hohman Actuarial Fund
Provides financial assistance to accepted mathematics majors with a concentration in actuarial science.  Helps pay for actuarial examinations.
All application materials must be received by Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

C. Coleman Petty Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to a student who is majoring in mathematics.
All application materials must be received by Monday, March 13th, 2017.
Lois Pedigo Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to a student who is majoring in mathematics.
All application materials must be received by Monday, March 13th, 2017.

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