Mathday, 2017

Mathday will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017. The plenary speaker will be Sam Burden, Assistant Professor of Electrical, University of Washington. He will speak on Humans & Robots Humans excel where robots fail: people effortlessly traverse tricky terrain and distinguish photos of dogs and ostriches, whereas their robot counterparts routinely fail at both tasks. Interestingly, the opposite is true as well: robots communicate, compute, and construct with inhuman precision and productivity. In this talk we’ll shed some light on the mathematics underlying this disparity in ability, and discuss the potential for humans and robots to team up and accomplish more together than either can alone.

There will be talks, seminars, labs, and more activities from 10 am until noon and from 1:20 pm until 2:00 pm. Registration forms, which will include the schdedule of fees, are now available. For additional information, contact: Sherri Nielsen-Hazard | UW Conference Management & Academic Programs | Educational Outreach | 206-616-1462 |

Donation in Honor of Ernie Esser

If you would like to make a donation to Mathday in memory of Ernie Esser, who died suddenly on his way back from Europe to give his annual Mathday talk "Why do Boomerangs Come Back", the link is gift link
Photos of Ernie Esser
Poster in memory of Ernie Esser.


The following items are on the current schedule; more may be added.

Field Trips and Labs

Other Activities

Here's a link to the UW Professional and Continuing Education: Mathday website. It includes registration information.

Attendance Grant

Wells Fargo and Boeing have generously made a donation to support Mathday attendance by schools with underrepresented populations. The deadline for submitting requests is Friday, January 12, but we will consider late applications.

Current Schedule

Mathday Schedule

Information for Volunteers

Detailed instructions for volunteers.

Volunteer meeting agenda

Volunteer assignments

Visual schedule of assignments

Safety & Security on Campus: The University takes safety and security of volunteers and attendees very seriously. Prior to the event, all volunteers must review the information available on Safety and Security:
Minors at the UW
Brief interactions with minors.


photos of Mathday 2017
Mathday 2015 photos
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Photos of Mathday 2013
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