STEAM in the Park Recap

Math For Service’s flagship event of the year, STEAM in the Park, took place from 4pm to 6pm on August 27th at the Bill Barber Community Park in Irvine. More than a hundred participants were in attendance of the many events ran by dedicated volunteers, who arrived early to set the entire event up. Orange County Math Circle’s events were Math Magic run by Albert Li, Estimation run by Jenny Choi, the 24 Tournament run by Austin Sun, and the OCMC Wheel run by Linghao Kong, all of which had high degrees of success for participant enjoyment.

“This is a three-fold mission,” OCMC board member Sophie Courtney explains in regards to her view of the goals of the event. “The first is to raise money… pay for tournament costs… Second we would like to spread the word… and recruit [people] to come participate. The third one is [similar]: recruiting volunteers [as well as] participants.” These goals were certainly achieved that day, as University High School 9th grader Jingwen Hu demonstrates, who “got a lot of information from the OCMC table” and “might consider volunteering next year.” Parent Catherine Cresap explained that her daughter, who “participated in the Orange County Science Fair,” is “looking for different [volunteering] opportunities in the areas of math and science, which led her to check out STEAM in the Park.

Other notable events that OCMC holds are the yearly tournaments, which are Thanksgiving Tournament, New Year’s Tournament, Math Fun Nights, and Math Clubs. All students included in the age group are welcome to attend to learn and be inspired to learn math, and volunteers are always welcome to help.

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