The Museum of Mathematics would like to raise enough money to dedicate an exhibit to Bernie Goudreau, a much-beloved math teacher from Nassau County, Long Island, who inspired and excited thousands of students. The chosen exhibit is the Enigma Café, which will be a gallery filled with a rotating series of puzzles. The room itself will be whimsically designed, with the walls, ceiling, and floor made out of oversized Pentomino pieces. A cardboard prototype has been erected in the Museum space, and we would be happy to bring interested parties in to tour the space, see the prototype, and discuss the campaign and how we can best honor Bernie's memory. We believe the Enigma Café will capture the spirit of hands-on engagement with mathematics for which Bernie was so well known. Through the generosity of Andrew Davidson, a former student of Bernie's, the campaign will be supported by a dollar-for-dollar matching program. Specific details are as follows:
Total campaign goal: $30,000
Matching funds available: $15,000
Desired support: $15,000
The Museum is very grateful for Andy's generosity and support, and hopes to connect with many of the people touched by Bernie.
Click here to see an interview of the Museum's Executive Director, Glen Whitney, next to the Puzzle Room prototype.
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