Katie Steckles

When?
Wednesday, April 18 2018 at 8:00PM

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Where?

The Old St John's Church (Cafe Space)
Desborough Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2PU

Who?
Katie Steckles

What's the talk about?

Mathematical Life Hacks

We all know that people with maths, science and technology skills are experienced at problem solving.  But how useful are those skills in the real world? Mathematician and speaker Katie Steckles will show you some mathematical, logical and geometrical tricks to solve some of everyday life’s minor challenges – from tying your shoelace to changing a duvet cover, and some mathematical short-cuts too. You’ll never fold a t-shirt the same way again!

 

Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops on different areas of maths. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. She enjoys doing puzzles, solving the Rubik's cube and baking things shaped like maths.  In 2016, Katie was awarded the Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement, which means Katie was the official Science Communicator in Residence for the 2016 Manchester Science Festival, and ran the Manchester MegaPixel project as part of the festival.