What is LUMACS?
Lumacs stands for life, u, mathematics and computer science. Lumacs is the outreach program for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Lethbridge.
What is the purpose of LUMACS?
The purpose of LUMACS is to encourage awareness of and interest in Mathematics and Computer Science. They're a part of everyday life, and in some really interesting ways, and we want to bring that excitement to anyone at any age.
What do you mean... how can math and computer science be exciting?
How can Math and Computer Science not be exciting? They play a huge part in cool things like movie special effects, in everyday things like how we talk with our friends, and in amazing things like space exploration. Just think how exciting it would be to help design a spaceship to visit Mars, or a new iPhone, or a program to help kids in Africa learn. And it's not hard, because we use Math and Computer Science ideas every day -- we just don't realize it.
I'm too old for all this stuff and/or my kids are too young.
If your kids can read, or are starting to read (grade 1 and up) there are lots of things we can do with them. And we have lots and LOTS of activities for kids right up to university students, so if you're between 6 and 96 there are plenty of things we can offer to you, either as a school visit, scouting activity, tour of the university, weekend event, simply providing some information, or whatever you might be interested in. Please call us!
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