2014 Blundon Camp Seminar
Pictures From Blundon Seminar Camp '14
These photos were taken on May 14-16th, 2015. Please click on a thumbnail to view a larger version.
Short welcome speeches are given by the seminar coordinator, dean of the Faculty of Science, the head of the department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Director of the Atlantic Algebra Center.
Two one-hour lectures are given to the students by MUN professors. Lectures focus on techniques and applications of mathematics. Students have an opportunity to discuss the lectures and ask questions during the refreshment breaks and the banquet, where the presenters are invited to dine and converse with the student-participants.
The Blundon Seminar committee makes sure that our presenters possess high expertise and give talks on "hot topics" in contemporary mathematics at the level appropriate to high school students in order to provide valuable enrichment for our junior participants, engage them into the discipline and outline possible applications and bright ideas.
In 2014 the following talks were given:
May 14: “The Dark Side of the Universe” by Dr. Hari Kunduri
May 15: “Two-Dimensional Non-Euclidean Geometry and Curved Spaces” by Dr. Ryan Tifenbach
The problem solving sessions are a team problem solving activity. Each team contains about 7 or 8 students and is given a separate classroom to discuss and solve problems. There are three 1.5-hour sessions. Selected problems are discussed during the Report on Problem Sessions meeting. The most successful team receives a prize. During the last day of the seminar solutions of selected problems are discussed with all students.
Banquet - Written Contests (Blundon, Euclid, Fermat) Awards
The students and our sponsors are invited to attend Blundon Seminar banquet.
The winner of the Blundon Contest and of Euclid, Fermat and Cayley contests are presented with their award certificates and money prizes. Collective and individual photos are taken as well.
Closing and On-Site Team Competitions Awards
During the concluding section on the last day of seminar we award the best team in Problem Solving, the best team in Paper Chase and the best Team Name.