14 Apr 2017

Symmetry Challenge -- 2017 recap!

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

The 2017 Symmetry challenge has come and gone and I wanted to give a big thank you to all the participants. In the end there were 12 intrepid scholars who contributed their symmetrized objects to the challenge, from three schools. Sadly, I have to report that no one from my class submitted the challenge. Perhaps the stakes were too low... er... should I say the "snakes" were too low?

In a first for the challenge, we had a 2-way tie for first place, each with TWELVE different objects. 3rd place was close behind with 10 objects. Appropriate VIPEr-themed swag was sent to the two co-winners, both from Professor Stieber's course at Cal Poly Pomona. Way to go!

Stay tuned, for I am sure this challenge will be offered again in 2018!