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Mathematics and computer science in a way you never imagined

For more than twenty years, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the UB has organized Matefest-Infofest, an event aiming to show -specially to secondary education students- that mathematics and computer science are not boring but they can have many applications. This year, although the current situation does not allow us to conduct this activity in the Sciences Courtyard of the Historical Building, lovers of these disciplines can enjoy this activity online on May 27. The organization is carried out by bachelor degree students together with collaboration grantholders Roger Asensi and Martí Jané. Talks and didactic units part of the activity are very diverse but they share a goal: explaining mathematic and computer concepts in a educational way. “We want to show mathematics and computer science are not the abstract thing some secondary schools teach”, notes Asensi, who remembers Marshall McLuhan’s words: “Anyone who thinks there is a difference between education and entertainment does not know the first thing about either”. Moreover, the rector’s delegate for students and international relations at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Antoni Benseny, notes “there are more interesting mathematics than those appearing in the high school syllabus, and the stands in Matefest-Infofest show it”. Also, one of the benefits of this event taking place online is that the content will remain published so people can see it anytime they want.

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