Tom Higgins still has an old certificate from a University of Waterloo math contest that he wrote when he was a kid. He had it framed and on his wall when he was 14 years old. It meant that much to him.
Mike Miniou joined our Faculty recently as the Mathematics liaison and outreach officer. In this new role, he has been visiting high schools and talking to students about "Mathematics in the real world". His visits to two of the schools are shared here.
Mathematics: The key to the universe
By Sasha (grade 8), St. Michaels University School