Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The college admissions process has certainly evolved since I was a participant. In addition to being hyper-competitive for the best schools, it also has gotten very creative. A case in point is the fact that some schools encourage prospective students to submit videos to supplement their written application. Even YouTube links are submitted. Take for example Amelia Downs, the creative young woman appearing in the inset video who combined mathematics and dance in her application to Tufts University near Boston. My favorite is the little sine and cosine jig. Here is the note she included with the video:
Hello Tufts Admission person!
This movie shows me performing my math dances! The dances shown are:
Volume of a solid of revolution (y-axis)
Box and whisker plot
Sin and Cos graph
Cot graph (THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE CSC)
I hope you enjoyed them!