Knot Just Numbers

January 7-27, 2021
Live sessions: January 7, 14, 21
7:00-8:00 pm

What really is a knot? What does it actually mean to fold a piece of paper? The answers to these and other questions will help us understand how origami and knot tying can be used to solve real world problems. Tie and fold your way through explorations of cutting-edge research in molecular medicine, mathematics, robotics, and more in this hands-on workshop series.

SYLLABUS (subject to modification)

Session 1
Introduction to course and online platform
Exploration of knots and their properties
Knots in your DNA
Assignment #1: Lab Escape

Session 2
Lab escape review
Exploration of origami and its properties
Origami fold gadgets
Assignment #2: Origami Medical Device Design

Session 3
Origami Medical device review
Origami robotics
Assignment #3: build and share your self-folding robots

Cost: $105/pp, includes materials and shipping costs

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