ch3cooh: (Yosemite)
[personal profile] ch3cooh
In short: a month ago today, the New Museum of Mathematics opened in Manhattan, NY. 
Soon after that, I received an email with this video of the MoMath Opening
Soon after that, I applied... then an interview :) ... then a job offer :D... and, a couple days ago, I accepted the offer! :D!!!
I'm going to be an Education Coordinator at the museum starting in February!
I'm planning to move to an apt off the PATH line in New Jersey, since PATH drops right into Manhattan at Madison Sq. Park where the museum is located.
So if you want to visit me and/or the new museum sometime after March 1st, just email me regarding 'crash space'.  I <3 NY, but It's more than a little terrifying to be uprooting and relocating so suddenly! I am definitely going to miss friends in Boston, and I'd love to have you all visit! 
Momath

About the Museum:
I owe George Hart (who unfortunately left the museum a while back) an email congratulating him on this project.  The museum is beautiful -- beyond beautiful.  The exhibits are non-trivially interactive (far beyond pushing buttons), and the math is exquisitely well presented. 
FormulaMorphGraphingFloorSqWheelBikes(1)
Every day that I was at the museum, it was teaming with patrons thrilled by the beauty and interactivity of the math around them. There's also a lot of depth across the museum, and the details of many exhibits are intended for more mathematically experienced audiences.  For instance, I got caught for a couple hours at the aperiodic Penrose tiling table. :)
PenroseTiling
About my job:
I had been planning to search out jobs that I'd be happy at for 2-4 years: teaching at a school and/or starting a master's program.  But... with this job, I could honestly see myself sticking around indefinitely if they promoted me after a couple years, etc. I love the mission, the need, the potential for impact...  As an "Education Coordinator," I'll be designing curricula to meet whatever classes of students have arranged to visit the museum (mainly middle and high school but also elementary school and adult groups) and teaching those classes when they come! In the long run, I'll get to help the museum choose and begin new outreach programs. 
I feel kind of giddy, honestly, whenever I think about it. ;-)

From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

ch3cooh: (Default)
ch3cooh

April 2015

S M T W T F S
    1234
567 891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 28th, 2017 08:46 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios