On April 6 and 21, 2013 from 2-4:30pm we are launching the You can count on monsters activity at IMAS. Click here for further information.
We are very proud of our undergraduate researcher Samuel Cavazos who was just awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; 1 of only 67 in all of the Mathematical Sciences (1 of only 23 in his discipline) nation wide. He will be starting a PhD program at Northwestern University in Fall 2013.
Located in the Math & General Classrooms Building (MAGC) room 2.326 at the University of Texas-Pan American, the Experimental Algebra & Geometry Lab (EAGL) is dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of mathematics. We provide motivated students with opportunities for mathematical exploration in a stimulating environment. Our outreach activities highlight the beauty of mathematics through music, art, and other non-traditional media. The lab has three principle facets: student research, mathematical exposition, and community outreach. Our current open hours are listed here: Lab Hours
Past and current student research projects have included topics in computational algebraic geometry and low dimensional geometry and topology. The lab's research projects are products of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Texas - Pan American (UTPA).
Mathematical exposition is the writing and dissemination of mathematics. For this purpose we encourage students to explore emerging tools such as YouTube, Wikis, and Blogs. This website is maintained by EAGL participants. Past expository projects have included the group theory behind the Rubik's cube, and geometric visualization of flat tori.
Mathematics is often perceived as forbidding and abstruse. We at EAGL believe that mathematics offers beauty, truth, humanity, and the opportunity to simultaneously experience creation and discovery. Therefore, it is EAGL's mission to promote mathematics, in an accessible fashion, throughout the community using alternative media such as music, art, video, and handicraft; as well as the traditional media of lectures and the written word.
Recently, our outreach project was to crochet, in yarn, (local) models of the hyperbolic plane (inspiration). For more information on this project please visit our Hyperbolic Crochet page. Also, feel free to visit our Community Outreach page. We are grateful for some recent press.
Our newest projects are "Your Teachers Are Lying To You","You're Lying To Your Students", and "You Can Count On Monsters". Visit our Current Projects page for a full list of EAGL present activities.
This lab was inspired by EGL at University of Maryland.