Stamford magnet school to hold math-themed festival
Stamford Public Schools’ inter-district magnet high school, the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) will host an “Out of the Box Festival of Arts & Science,” on Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The goals of the festival are to build awareness about math in the community, specifically with students and their families, and to illustrate how math is inherent in everyday life.
Current AITE students and prospective middle school students from across the district are invited to attend the event, which will feature interactive games, activities and challenges, as well as food trucks, theater, music and more.
“The event is an opportunity to explore the joy of math and its integration across the spectrum of human experience in this world,” said AITE math teacher Vin Urbanowski, the event’s academic advisor. “It is a celebration of the brain ... the simple joy of having both mind and heart, all within the context of math and art.”
The festivities are organized around themed houses, which will be located throughout in the AITE cyber cafe and atrium. Each house is primarily student created and will feature activities and interactive experiences for students and families. Throughout the evening, AITE drama club members will host a contest for a chance to win prizes.
Students are encouraged to bring younger siblings, to share their curiosity and build enthusiasm about math.