We need volunteers for judging, inspecting robots, resetting the challenge field, score keeping, and other tasks. If interested, contact Debra Fraser for more information. It’s a fun and exciting day and you even get a sweet volunteer T-shirt!
We are profoundly saddened by the loss on September 10 of Ken Gross, a founding member of the Vermont Mathematics Coalition and a major force in mathematics and mathematics education in Vermont and beyond. Ken cofounded the Vermont Governor’s Institute in the Mathematical Sciences, and the Vermont Mathematics Initiative, designed to improve mathematical knowledge of elementary- and middle-school teachers and enhance their ability to inculcate in their students a love and enjoyment of mathematics. To date, the VMI has trained more than 500 Vermont teachers to become mathematics teacher-leaders in their schools and districts. The VMI model has been adopted in eight states and Australia.