ONU Math Day
On Tuesday, March 21st was the 16th Annual Math Day at ONU (Ohio Northern University), and four students from the sophomore Geometry honors class went to the event: Brody Bowman, Dakota Clay, Jonathan Acklin, and Seth Nickels. The students arrived at ONU and were greeted by professors and alumni of the University. These professors taught applications of math like the Fibonacci sequence. An ONU graduate taught the “Square Wheel Problem” this problem stated why it would be impracticable, but he put a square wheel on a track where it would be effective, he showed an equation to show how a square wheel would roll correctly on a terrain.
After this, the students were taken for a tour of the campus to see the conditions of the University. Here they saw the dorms, courtyard, dining area, and activities that are available at ONU, and they were told about all the things there are to do in the town of Ada. After the tours they were taken to the cafeteria where they had tacos, burritos, and nachos, as well as pizza and burgers with fries, they also had vegetarian options. The last activity and perhaps the most memorable activity of the day was getting the opportunity to speak with current students of the University. Here they were told about daily life at the university as well as classes and given college advice. This was a very constructive for the students, especially for students who were planning on attending ONU in the future or for those who were unsure on what college they wanted to attend. I asked Jon Acklin about his time there, and he stated, “I thought it was really fun, and I thought the college campus was pretty great, I enjoyed all of it, and it was never boring. The food was definitely the best part, though!”