SUNDAY TODAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on *The Big Bang Theory* and stars in the new hit movie *Hidden Figures*, was recently at MoMath to film a segment for the *Today* show with Willie Geist.

LILITH, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

“Lawrence is very aware of the gender gap that exists in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and has made it part of MoMath’s fiber to work towards addressing these inequities.”

RUOHAN XU, OCTOBER 28, 2016

“Math is not about figures, math is about figuring things out.”

INSIDER, OCTOBER 27, 2016

“The Museum is a place where people come to play with, and explore, mathematics and they do things that allow them to explore math in a very full-bodied way.”

GOTHAMIST, OCTOBER 20, 2016

“The exhibitions here are predominantly hands-on, which makes them fun for kids and perhaps even math-averse adults. Visitors can ride on trikes with square wheels; take a boat ride over funky shapes; play with robots, and make their own tessellation tiles.”

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 26, 2016

“Nate Silver, on the first night of the World Series and two weeks from Election Day, spent the evening at the National Museum of Mathematics ‘Race to the Finish’ gala.”

6SQFT, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

“Since opening in 2012, MoMath has been a place for visitors of all ages to get hands on with the subject through interactive exhibits that explore conundrums like how it’s possible for a square-wheeled tricycle to pedal on a circular, curved surface…6sqft recently visited the museum to speak with Executive Director and CEO Cindy Lawrence about the importance of making math interactive and most importantly, fun.”

PUBLISHING SOLUTIONS GROUP, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

“The [National] Museum of Mathematics, playfully named the MoMath, takes numbers out of the classroom and into a multi-level, interactive fun house of algorithms and theorems. Its mission: to foster a love of math in a diverse, curious audience who can learn that math isn’t just about numbers on a page.”

NBC RIGHT NOW, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

“On Friday, September 16th, the enormously popular National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)… will debut *Twisted Thruway*, the Museum’s newest, groundbreaking permanent exhibit and first-ever public exhibit that allows visitors to operate a remote-controlled car riding on tracks that seem to defy gravity but in actuality represent an unusual mathematical surface. Designed in-house and drawing on expertise from the top minds in mathematics, *Twisted Thruway* is the only place in the United States where visitors can “get behind the wheel” – using two unique tracks: the surface of a Möbius strip (a twisted cylinder) and the surface created by a trefoil knot (overhand knot with three crossings) – and be able to virtually drive a car upside down.”

NEW TANG DYNASTY TELEVISION, AUGUST 8, 2016

“He taught me how to look at problems in… amazing new ways that I never would have thought of… He took the most basic and simple things and turned them around and made them fun.”

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DAILY NEWS, JULY 26, 2016

“The four-hour festival, organized by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), is part of the museum’s *Math Midway 2 Go* program that brings the exhibits to schools, festivals and science fairs throughout the country.”

UZEEUM, JUNE 14, 2016

“The National Museum of Mathematics inspires math exploration and discovery. [It] strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics and illuminates the patterns that abound in our world.”

OZY, MAY 17, 2016

“Eight years ago, Whitney had just ended a decade working for Renaissance Technologies, a highly secretive and successful hedge fund. Today, his Manhattan museum offers at least a dozen classes a week and has seen 500,000 visitors since it opened in 2012.”

C-SPAN, MAY 10, 2016

The U.S. requires its students to take a full menu of mathematics — one size for all — with no alternatives or exemptions. Colleges set similar hurdles. Author and professor of political science Andrew Hacker, who also teaches a course in mathematical literacy, asks one simple question: Why?

James Tanton, mathematics educator, consultant, author, and the Mathematical Association of America’s mathematician-at-large, responds with his own question: Are people missing the point of what current high school mathematics is actually about?

See C-SPAN’s coverage of this MoMath event here.

Bloomberg Radio - Taking Stock with Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox., APRIL 14, 2016

“MoMath does a great job getting into disadvantaged neighborhoods and instilling a love of math, or making kids understand that math is fun…”

WALKS OF NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2016

“At MoMath the formulas you learned in school come to life in a series of interactive exhibits. Great for all ages, you can take a ride on a bike with square wheels, see how light and color can be manipulated through mathematics, and create geometric sculptures.”

CBS THIS MORNING, MARCH 19, 2016

“I wish I would have had [the National Museum of Mathematics] when I was in high school. Great exhibits; it actually makes things understandable. Great interactive stuff for not only the kids, but also their parents.”

PIX11 News, MARCH 14, 2016

“To calculate the meaning of March 14th, head to the Museum of Math on East 26th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan.”

DARIEN TIMES, MARCH 10, 2016

"Grasso said this is part of an effort to make math more exciting and accessible for students at all grade levels. ‘You’ll remember this. You might not always remember that lesson you learned just because you have to take a test at the end of the week. But this is memorable.’"

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, MARCH 4, 2016

“Last week, the museum held its 2016 MoMath Masters competition. The overall winner was Po-Shen Loh, a Carnegie Mellon math professor. In second place was Two Sigma’s Daniel Stronger, a quantitative analyst with a Ph.D. in computer science, and in third was Ken Perlin, a computer science professor at New York University who invented something called ‘Perlin noise’ that makes textures look realistic in computer games.”

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

“Executives from New York’s National Museum of Mathematics – or MoMath – visited the International Grammar School [in Sydney, Australia] on Wednesday morning to see the school’s new STEAM program in action. MoMath’s executive director, Cindy Lawrence, said that engaging young people to make them interested in maths and other STEM subjects was crucially important. ‘In our museum, we actually have an art gallery. That’s how closely we think art and math are related,’ she said.”

NEW YORK TIMES, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

“The Beaver Run exhibit is based on Truchet tiles popularized in 1987 by Cyril Stanley Smith, a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On each tile, two quarter-circles connect midpoints of adjacent sides.”

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 28, 2015

“Architect Santiago Calatrava was honored [at the 2015 MoMath Gala]. To illustrate the connection between math and beauty, he described the geometric patterns found in Spain’s Alhambra and the Alcazar of Seville. ‘Math can help to bring a kind of sacred language,’ Calatrava said.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, OCTOBER 16, 2015

“WSJ’s *Varsity Math* is a weekly dose of challenging puzzles, created by the National Museum of Mathematics. The museum’s Glen Whitney guides viewers through ‘Instant Interrogation,’ a game he created. ‘You don’t have to be a math whiz. Anyone can attack the problems.’”

KIWI MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 2015

“Another way MoMath is changing the conversation about math is by encouraging parents to integrate math into everyday life. ‘Reinforcing your child’s math skills is as easy as searching for shapes around the neighborhood or finding math role models that kids can look up to,’ Lawrence says.”

BBC WORLD SERVICE, MARCH 14, 2015

“Pi is a number that shows up in a surprising number of different places throughout math, throughout physics, but more than that, pi is actually the essence of what a circle really is. … I think math is worth celebrating, and anything that catches the public interest and helps give the public a glimmer of how cool math can be is worth celebrating.”

NEW YORKER, AUGUST 27, 2015

“‘I have some ideas about what we’re going to do today, but I don’t have a complete idea,’ Honner told his forty students [at the second MOVES conference], who ranged in age from about ten to six times ten. ‘I’m hoping we can play around, and you can invent your own games and go off and explore.’”

THE RECORD, MARCH 13, 2015

“Cindy Lawrence, MoMath’s executive director and one of the organizers of Saturday’s event, said that public celebrations of math can be eye opening for many young scientists. ‘I think it sends a powerful message, especially to the kid who’s in seventh or eighth grade and really loves math but feels maybe a little isolated,’ she said.”

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, JUNE 19, 2015

“The exhibits invite participation, encourage experimentation and, hopefully, spark curiosity. Small touches, like handles forming the symbol for pi on the front door and pentagonal sinks in the bathrooms add to the fun.”

CBS NEW YORK, MARCH 14, 2015

“Kids at the museum played circular games with circular candy as they learned the formulas to estimate pi. ‘I like to think about the math of it, I think it’s pretty cool,’ Haddon Township resident Katie Cona said.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, MARCH 13, 2015

“Join hundreds of other revelers in Madison Square Park at 9:26 p.m. to watch — and perhaps even take part in — a glow-in-the-dark demonstration on the meaning of pi coordinated by the National Museum of Mathematics.”

SMITHSONIAN.COM, MARCH 13, 2015

“Pi appears in the Fourier transform because one of the component parts, or expressions, of the formula is associated with sine and cosine and the angles created by a particle traveling around a circle. ‘Whenever you have a formula that deals with circles or angles, you are not going to be surprised when pi shows up,’ Whitney says.”

TIME, MARCH 13, 2015

“MoMath, which is the hip name for the National Museum of Mathematics, is organizing a Pi Day of the Century nighttime event in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park.”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, MARCH 12, 2015

“Pi fans can celebrate this weekend with a wealth of math- (and baked goods–) related opportunities. … The National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, for example, will gather people in Madison Square Park to light up a circle around the central fountain and compare its circumference with the distance across it—accompanied by free hot chocolate and *pi*e. “

RAYCOM NEWS NETWORK, MARCH 13, 2015

“The National Museum of Math in New York declared this Saturday as the “Pi Day of the Century,” because the year is 2015, and the calendar aligns with two additional digits of Pi, 3.1415. Most of us won’t make it to the next one in 2115.”

NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 12, 2015

“You’ll see that 3.14 is pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. That makes March 14 Pi Day, which this year the National Museum of Mathematics calls the Pi Day of the Century. … Thus on Saturday, the museum has planned a grand celebration, starting at 9 a.m. in Madison Square Park, where even small children can help form circles.”

USA TODAY, MARCH 11, 2015

“The National Museum of Mathematics has already run out of red pizza Pi cutters, though you can still get one in black. The handle is in the shape of the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, ? (pronounced pi), making it the perfect tool for divvying up a dish of saucy dough while contemplating the ratio between its circumference and diameter.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, MARCH 4, 2015

“Some of the best minds in investing came together last week to compete for the ultimate title: Master of Math. The annual event—a casual but intense math competition hosted by the National Museum of Mathematics—is the closest thing these quantitative investors, or quants, have to a Super Bowl.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL: MONEYBEAT, MARCH 2, 2015

“Whereas the Museum of Math’s “Chaos Ball” last year, which was featured in a page one article in the Wall Street Journal, was geared toward indulging the geeky fascinations of this well-heeled, math-minded set, the “Masters Tournament” attends to their competitive nature.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, FEBRUARY, 2015

“It’s really a revolutionary new exhibit. This is the world premiere of Matthew Brand’s new technique called lumography, which is drawn with light, going through clear lenses.”

CHANCE, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

“We want to share the beauty and wonder that is mathematics. … We want to provide lots of experiences and opportunities for individuals who come to visit the museum to be personally involved in a physical way—to have the experience of doing math and enjoying the fruits of what mathematics has to offer.”

VOICE OF AMERICA, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

“Every day the museum is filled with busloads of excited schoolchildren and adults. You can sit on a chair at the center of *Hyper Hyperboloid* surrounded by colored cables that never touch; or ride a square-wheeled trike or a coaster rolling on giant acorns.”

NEW YORK TEACHER, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

“Forget what you think you know about math: At the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, it’s not something you work on with pencil and paper. It’s about hands-on experiences with the latest in robotics and laser lights, 3-D printing, fractals and more. It’s about understanding how mathematics underpins much of the modern world.”

PHILANTHROPY MAGAZINE, WINTER 2015

“Teachers report that weeks after a visit, students are often still jazzed about what they learn at MoMath and how it connects to classwork and real life.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, DECEMBER 22, 2014

“Math is often one of the hardest subjects to visually depict, but a new exhibit at the Museum of Math does exactly that. Automated robots follow simple mathematical rules that allow them to work as a group and potentially carry out advanced tasks, like search and rescue.”

STEVE ADUBATO ON THE AIR, DECEMBER 21, 2014

“It’s a place where you can come and play with math in a way that you never saw math before.”

THE VERGE, DECEMBER 15, 2014

“Can a swarm of robots show how schools of fish and flocks of birds actually follow predictable mathematical behavior? That’s just what the Museum of Math wants to showcase in its new exhibit.”

LIVESCIENCE, DECEMBER 12, 2014

“A new interactive exhibit in New York City teaches kids and adults alike about the mathematical order of the natural world in an unconventional way: with dozens of swarming robots.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, DECEMBER 12, 2014

“The National Museum of Mathematics unleashes its coolest exhibit yet with ‘Robot Swarm.’ … The cutting-edge display demonstrates breakthroughs in computer science and swarm technology by using simple mathematics, motion control and positioning systems to bring the robots to life.”

ENGADGET, DECEMBER 10, 2014

“You’ll need to step into the 11-foot by 12-foot ring to mingle with these robots, while donning one of three unique, infrared-trackable packs to help the swarm monitor your movement and react according to one of several algorithms.”

NY1 NEWS, DECEMBER 10, 2014

“What we wanted show with the robots is how you can take just a few simple rules that are easy to write down, like ‘Stay a certain distance from your neighbor,’ ‘Try to head in the same direction as your two nearest neighbors,’ and they produce this incredible behavior that looks likes something from nature, like a flock of sheep or a school of fish.”

NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 1, 2014

“Behind a black curtain in a downstairs corner of the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan (known as MoMath), a small group of mathematicians, designers and engineers was hard at work — laughing, shouting, clapping and having a blast, while being chased by robots.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

“On a reconnaissance mission, Shana Kimball walked through the Museum of Mathematics with her smartphone out, snapping pictures of square-wheeled tricycles and math-inspired art.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

“Over the past month, people around the world have been building a mathematical structure out of more than a million business cards. The construction teaches its own mathematical lesson, which is undoubtedly part of the point in the colossal math project dreamt up by Matt Parker (Queen Mary, University of London) and Laura Taalman (National Museum of Mathematics).”

LIVESCIENCE, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

“What do mathematics and cooking have in common? They both involve a search for beauty in the world around us, one mathematician says.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, OCTOBER 23, 2014

“*Math Encounters* is a program exploring the numbers behind everything, from flapping birds to space telescopes. This event was all about maps. It might seem simple, but getting a spherical image of the earth onto a flat surface like a map is more tricky than you might think.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, OCTOBER 19, 2014

“Last week, at a glittering private hall in Manhattan steps from the East River, billionaires and socialites gathered for what one attendee called the “geekiest” event of the season: the *Chaos Ball*, the fundraiser for the National Museum of Mathematics.” (This piece was featured on the front page of the *Wall Street Journal*.)

LIVESCIENCE, OCTOBER 15, 2014

“It’s not every day that a gala event is devoted to the celebration of math, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night (Oct. 14), when actor Alan Alda and mathematician Steve Strogatz regaled a crowd of New York’s business elite here at the National Museum of Mathematics’ *Chaos Ball*.”

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 15, 2014

“Two blocks north, the ‘Chaos Ball,’ a benefit for the Museum of Mathematics, was being held.”

FOXNY, OCTOBER 13, 2014

“Hundreds of first- and second-graders got a fun free math lesson today at the math museum, courtesy of Oppenheimer Funds.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, OCTOBER 8, 2014

“At MoMath, they can ride a square-wheeled tricycle, they can paint with symmetry patterns, they can turn their own bodies into fractals, and they can experiment and create in our *Family Fridays* program together with their parents.”

RED TRICYCLE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

“Filled with more than 30 interactive hands-on exhibits on its two floors, the Museum of Mathematics has achieved the remarkable feat of getting kids excited about numbers.”

USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER, 2014

“Get ready to be excited about math with Glen Whitney, Co-Executive Director of The National Museum of Mathematics, as he takes you through mathematical modeling of your own feelings at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in Washington, D.C.”

MATHEMATICS TEACHING, SEPTEMBER 2014

“As the name museum implies, MoMath is not filled with statues of famous mathematicians, or glass cases containing a dusty abacus. Instead, it is intended to be ‘a kind of playground’ that plays with geometry, art, and algorithms.”

FORBES, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

“The mathematical method in which the drawings were produced evoke an energy and feel that can be compared to what the renaissance artists did during their time.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, AUGUST 28, 2014

“Students gathered at the Museum of Math in New York City for a special sneak peek at the robotic prototypes behind an upcoming exhibit. They also got a lesson in how the robots work from someone who builds and programs them.”

DNAinfo NEW YORK, AUGUST 18, 2014

“‘There is no intrinsic difference in math ability in girls and boys and, in fact, there’s evidence that girls are more attentive and diligent students,’ [said] Glen Whitney, founder of Flatiron’s Museum of Math, which is highlighting the accomplishments of women in the field with… ’Solve for XX: A Celebration of Women in Mathematics.’”

THE JOURNAL NEWS, AUGUST 15, 2014

“See what’s behind the Pi-shaped doorknob at the Museum of Math on East 26th Street in Manhattan with education director Ben Levitt.”

HOW Magazine, AUGUST 12, 2014

Blue Telescope, the interactive exhibit agency, was given a 2014 HOW Interactive Design Award for Outstanding Achievement for the exhibit Human Tree at the National Museum of Mathematics.

GIZMODO, JULY 19, 2014

“Dr. McLurkin’s bots are the size of a small flower pot. … Individually, each bot only ‘knows’ where it is in relation to its nearest colleague, but give six of those critters an algorithm to work within, and you’ll see some complex, coordinated bot behavior.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, JULY 18, 2014

“Want a summer memory? that involves math? How about using chocolate? Math + Chocolate was a winning combination that Friday at MoMath. The program’s largest turnout visited the museum that night, requiring overflow seating to be added to an already-full event.”

ENGADGET, JULY 17, 2014

“Roboticist-in-residence James McLurkin offered an advanced preview of his Robot Swarm at NYC’s Museum of Mathematics this week. The presentation detailed the background and programming concepts of these sensor- and speaker-laden bots — which have a habit of spitting out 8-bit-style tunes while they work.”

WNYC NEWS, JUNE 15, 2014

“The spherical images come from a technique for drawing that the twins discovered and have explored for about 10 years. It includes the invention of a concave easel; a loony-looking device that serves as a tool to capture with pen or brushstrokes what the human eye really sees.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, JUNE 13, 2014

“Save solving complex equations for another night, mathletes. The National Museum of Mathematics’ adults-only after-hours mixer on Wednesday, dubbed *Unbounded*, is about getting cell numbers.”

LIVESCIENCE, JUNE 6, 2014

“Twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes have an unusual talent. The siblings have developed a method for creating lifelike, perceptual drawings on a curved canvas.”

SCIENCE NEWS, MAY 31, 2014

“Few equations confront a visitor to the National Museum of Mathematics on Manhattan’s East 26th Street. Instead, museumgoers find children — and adults — riding the Coaster Roller, a small platform that offers a surprisingly smooth ride over acorn-shaped balls.”

PSFK, MAY 30, 2014

“Twin artists, Ryan and Trevor Oakes, have combined their knowledge of the human eye with art to offer a new perspective on visual representation.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, MAY 29, 2014

“Ryan and Trevor Oakes are identical twins who, together, explore the logic of art, the beauty of mathematics and the spaces where these two arenas of knowledge become inextricably intertwined.”

GIZMODO, MAY 28, 2014

“If you walk through the square in front of the Flatiron Building this week, you’ll see an odd sight: Someone with their head strapped into what looks like some sort of medieval brain control device. It’s actually just Trevor or Ryan Oakes, artists (and twins) who invented a drawing tool that applies simple mathematics to produce a perfectly scaled drawing.”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, MAY 23, 2014

“All the works invite the viewer to move around and take them in from different angles and distances.”

ANIMAL NEW YORK, MAY 22, 2014

“Artists Ryan & Trevor Oakes use their concave easel before sketching the Flatiron Building.”

AMERICAN THINKER, MAY 13, 2014

“Marvelous curvilinear artwork and provocative line-drawings, ink, paint, and jolly sculptures of cunning pipe-cleaner imagination.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, MAY 5, 2014

“It might seem geeky to some people, but Saul Rosenthal really loves a good math problem.”

LIVESCIENCE, APRIL 18, 2014

“Most people probably don’t think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math (MoMath) lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing track.”

WOMAN AROUND TOWN, APRIL 10, 2014

“I never liked math; I’ve never been good at math, but I love New York’s year-old National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). I’ve been there twice…”

METRO, APRIL 8, 2014

“This is yet another way in which Connect a Million Minds is showing kids that science, technology, engineering and math can be fun by introducing them to exciting, informal learning opportunities outside the classroom.”

CRAIN'S, MARCH 26, 2014

“The year-old Museum of Mathematics is drawing more visitors than expected—and they’re not just kids.”

NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 19, 2014

“Like theater producers who tinker with a new play on the road before raising the curtain on Broadway, the four founders of the National Museum of Mathematics staged a traveling exhibition before opening in New York in 2012. The nationwide tour enabled the founders to refine exhibits and brainstorm with experienced executives at science centers.”

NY1 NEWS, MARCH 18, 2014

“If you’re preparing to fill out an NCAA tournament bracket, you may want to brush up on your math skills as well.”

THE ATLANTIC, MARCH 18, 2014

“Chartier’s formula, an evolving code-based matrix that ranks each of the 68 tournament teams, has helped several Davidson students score in the 96th percentile (or higher) in ESPN’s bracket challenge.”

USA TODAY, MARCH 17, 2014

“Even without a high-end computer simulator, Chartier’s tournament tips can help the everyday fan turn years of March ineptitude into a run at perfection – and maybe $1 billion, a prize Quicken Loans and Warren Buffett are offering for a flawless bracket.”

NICKMOM, MARCH 17, 2014

“Andrea was intimidated by math and fears Odin will follow in her footsteps, so she visits MoMath to learn more about the fun side of math.”

NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 15, 2014

“Typically, when the worlds of math and sports collide, name calling, noogies and maybe even a wedgie follow. But that was not the case Thursday night at the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, where 50 would-be mathematicians huddled in a windowless classroom to harness the power of linear algebra and complex computer codes to predict the outcome of each of the 67 games in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament.”

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, MARCH 14, 2014

“Maybe you met pi in grade school. Maybe you didn’t appreciate it. The magical, practical number that goes on forever and forever is celebrated on the day that matches its first digits: 3/14.”

BLOOMBERG, MARCH 14, 2014

“Davidson College Associate Professor Tim Chartier discusses using math to determine NCAA brackets on Bloomberg Television’s Bloomberg Surveillance.’”

TIME OUT NY, MARCH 13, 2014

“If you want to win your office pool, picking teams based on the sound of their names isn’t going to cut it anymore. Lucky for you, mathematician and Davidson College professor Tim Chartier is hosting a workshop on harnessing the power of numbers to improve your odds.”