Using Animation to Get Kids Excited About STEM

This isn’t about a short with a cute character designed to lure kids into learning math. This is something more straightforward using real life examples of how Pixar uses science and math to develop their movies. This Saturday, Tony DeRose, senior scientist and research group lead at Pixar will give a talk on how math is relevant to Pixar’s production process and a look at how he has helped create the technology behind Pixar’s ground breaking animation.

The talk is a part of the Commonwealth Club program, and will also address the Young Makers program featured at the Maker Faire, and other educational incentives Pixar supports.

The event is this Saturday at Los Altos High School, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults/$12 for members, and $7 for students under 18.

Another talk about animation and physics is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24 at San Jose State University. Professor Alejandro Garcia developed and teaches Physics of Animation, will talk about his experience working with Dreamworks as a consultant on Madagascar 3. The free talk is in the King Library, Room 229 at 4 p.m.

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