Next Meeting: We will resume in Fall 2024






Location: Jabara Hall Room 372, WSU main campus



WSU Math Circle Fall 2024 Schedule:

  • TBA

Meeting times

Math Circle meets on Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. on the Wichita State Main Campus, in Jabara Hall, Room 372. You should park in Lots 13 and 15.


About WSU Math Circles

Join us to explore math through hands-on and interactive activities led by university professors.

The Wichita State University Math Circle exists to keep young people interested in mathematics and let them explore and enjoy new topics. Math Circles (WSU Math Circles on Facebook) bring mathematicians and mathematical scientists into direct contact with pre-college students – currently 5th through 8th graders. Students and parents meet with math professionals in an informal and supervised setting to work on interesting problems and topics in mathematics. The goal is to get students excited and passionate about mathematics.


About Math Circles

Math Circles for students brings K-12 students together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. Math Circles combine significant content with settings that encourage a sense of discovery and excitement about mathematics through problem-solving and interactive exploration. Ideal problems are low-threshold, high-ceiling; they offer a variety of entry points and can be approached with a minimal mathematical background, but lead to deep mathematical concepts and can be connected to advanced mathematics. (Math Circle on Facebook)



Past Activities


Special Events:

  • 2/7/24 - "e-day" celebration & Children's math library open hourse, with an e-Talk by Dr. Stephen Brady;


Spring 2024 Schedule:

  • 2/11/24 - Dr. Robert Fraser; "Infinite Sums"
  • 2/18/24 - Dr. Mai Dao; "Cracking Longitude at Sea"
  • 2/25/24 - Ashley Thompson; "Careers in Math: My Experience as a Stress Engineering Intern"
  • 3/3/24 - Dr. Xiaolong Li; "Magic with Math"
  • 3/24/24 - Dr. Tianshi Lu; "Math on the Chessboard"
  • 4/7/24 - Dr. Nick Solomey; "The Mathematical Postulates Behind Modern Physics"
  • 4/14/24 - Mark Meyer; "Optimal strategy for cutting a circle (or slicing a pizza)"
  • 4/21/24 - Jamie Swan; "Mathematical Investigation of the game Spot It"
  • 4/28/24 -Dr. Holger Meyer; "Self-similarity in nature and mathematics"

Fall 2023 Schedule:

  • 9/10/23 - Dr. Thalia Jeffres
  • 9/17/23 - Dr. Fujian Yan
  • 9/24/23 - Mark Meyer
  • 10/1/23 - Dr. Mai Dao 
  • 10/8/23 - Dr. Buma Fridman
  • 10/22/23 - Dr. Nickolas Solomey
  • 10/29/23 - Jamie Swan
  • 11/5/23 - Dr. Daniel Grady
  • 11/12/23 - Dr. Catherine Searle
  • 11/19/23 - Elton Bowman

Partially supported by the National Science Foundation. Organizers: Tinka Davis, William Ingle, Rachel Heckman, and Xiaolong Li

Math Circle promotes mathematical literacy, curiosity in youth

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K-12 students get a taste of nitrogen in their ice cream

Professor Elizabeth Berman conducts an experiment with studentsMia Hennen, The Sunflower
Professor Elizabeth Behrman demonstrates what happens when you pour liquid nitrogen on a balloon to K-12 students involved in Math Circle. Math Circle was a group that met up on Sundays to help instill the love of math and math-related subjects in younger generations. Read the story »