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Beyond Frozen: Science, Math and Art of Fractals Camp hosted by Physics Department

Group photo of camp participants with pyramid fractal

In July 2016, the Physics Department hosted the summer camp "Beyond Frozen: Science, Math and Art of Fractals” for local middle school students. The camp director was Physics Department faculty member Ali Tabei. The young participants enjoyed exploring various fractal structures in nature and how to identify them. They constructed geometrical and random fractal structures via art work and computer codes. The campers also created natural fractals using simple kitchen items and explored why nature prefers fractal structures in many circumstances. “Beyond Frozen” was one of several summer camps hosted by UNI to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

picture of fractal made from paperfractal made from miniature marshmallows and toothpicks