Howard math festival rescheduled for Jan. 29

The first annual Howard County Math Festival has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial High School in Ellicott City.

The festival was originally scheduled for earlier this month, but was canceled because of inclement weather. In case of another weather cancellation, a second back-up date has been set for Feb. 3.

The event is being sponsored by STEMulating Minds, a group of Howard County advocates for science, technology, engineering and math [STEM]. The group held the first Howard County STEM Festival at Howard Community College earlier this year.

The event is free and open to Howard County students and parents, and will feature presentations on topics that include statistics in baseball, teaching math with a Nintendo Wii and games, animation and math, among others.

Representatives from the American Statistical Association; Howard Community College's Society of Women Engineers; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County chess team and math department; and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics will have exhibits at the festival, as well other organizations.

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