Geometry Labs United 2017

GLU 2017

Experimental geometry labs creates an environment ripe for students and faculty to treat pure mathematics as a laboratory science.  Visualization and computational pattern discovery help guide research, formulate conjectures, and develop ideas in proofs.  In addition to research, experimental geometry labs foster community engagement via grassroots outreach activities in local schools, libraries, and museums. These activities spread the wonder and excitement of mathematics to people both within and outside the academy.

Come participate in Geometry Labs United 2017 to learn more about labs and how to create your own.


Participants are housed in Alder Hall (map) (check in at Lander Hall), speakers at the Silver Cloud Hotel (map).


Sessions take place in:

  • OUG: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (map)
  • DEN: Denny Hall (map)

Saturday, Aug 12 (OUG 141)

1:00pm–2:00pm: Presentations from selected lab directors on their work (WXML, IGL, MEGL, EAGL)
6:30pm–8:300pm: Pizza Party, Alder 107

Sunday, Aug 13 (OUG 141)

12:00pm–1:00pmHow to start your own lab (best practices and lessons learned) (WXML, IGL, MEGL, OK State)
1:30pm–2:30pm: 3D printing and visualization panel (WXML, Fabienne Serriere, MEGL)
3:00pm–4:30pm: Undergraduate virtual poster session, Abstracts

Monday, Aug 14 (DEN 303)

1:00pm–2:30pm: How to use CoCalc for undergraduate research collaborations
3:00pm–5:00pm: Demo research project using CoCalc.

Tuesday, August 15 (DEN 303)

2:30pm–6:00pm: AIM/WXML workshop on Math Teachers Circles