Outreach Programs

F.L. Griffin MathFest

Since 1987, the Reed College mathematics department has sponsored a Saturday workshop in the spring for area high school students and teachers interested in mathematics enrichment. The workshop gives students and teachers a hands-on opportunity to work on interesting problems in a mathematical topic complementary to the high school curriculum. Recent topics have included "Regular Polytopes in Three and More Dimensions," "Turing Machines," "Trigonometry by Example," "To Capture Infinity," "The Mathematics of Perspective Drawing," and "The Theory of the Rainbow."

There is no cost to participants. Lunch and campus tour provided.
Registration is limited to 25 high school students, plus teachers.

Program schedule

Divisors and Sandpiles

Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Faculty Presenter

David Perkinson, F.L. Griffin Professor of Mathematics


  • High school student
  • Serious interest in the topic
  • Pre-registration required no later than March 13, 2017

Availabile for download

2017 Program Announcement (pdf)
2017 Registration Form (pdf)


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