Indigenous Knowledge in STEM Education

Speaker: Ron Eglash

Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2013

Location: PIMS, University of British Columbia

Conference: Special Lecture

Subject: Mathematics, Computational Geometry

Class: Educational


Computing with Culture From fractals in African architecture to algorithms in First Nations beadwork, simulations of indigenous designs reveal complex concepts and practices that can be mapped onto analogous principles in math, science and computing. Applications for this work include outreach to K-12 students as well as contributions to sustainable development.