We're gearing up for the 2019 National Math Festival with an online Q&A next week!
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The clock is ticking.... We are one year away from the 2019 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C.!

Join us for a Live Online Q&A with Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College), who is poised to answer your questions about "Math, Tipping Points, and Planet Earth" on Thursday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Thursday, April 19th from 2-3 PM Eastern: "Ask Me Anything: Tipping Points and Planet Earth" Online Q&A with Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman

What do lakes, fisheries, coral reefs, moods, kayaks, social media posts, the spread of disease, and the Earth's energy balance all have in common? Tipping points: when a system changes abruptly from one alternative steady state to another. How can mathematical modeling help support decision making in the face of these alternative possibilities? What makes for resilience? What causes change?

Join mathematician Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College) with your questions about these exciting and accessible dynamics, which can inform your own choices and those of our global society. She will be joined by environmental scientist Dr. Ross Lieblappen (Vermont Technical College).

View video highlights from Dr. Zeeman's 2017 Festival presentation!

We'll send a direct link to the Q&A one hour in advance of the Q&A start on 4/19, but you can find us at

New to Reddit? You must sign up for a free Reddit account in order to post a question, but the Q&A is visible to the public without login. Click here to create an account. You can post your questions for Dr. Zeeman and Dr. Lieblappen once the Q&A officially opens on 4/19. If you miss the Q&A time period, you can still visit the post to follow what happened without creating an account. 

* Reddit is intended for ages 14 and up. As an open, public forum, some user-generated content may not be appropriate for younger readers.

Reach into the prehistoric past! Hundreds of kids and adults at the 2017 National Math Festival had a chance to touch a sample of prehistoric ice with Dr. Ross Lieblappen and explore further questions about global energy and plotting data onto graphs.

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