Students in the Fold

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by

The MCS department can be a busy place during the school year.  J-term is no exception.  This J-Term the department is offering courses in robotics, C++ programming, Computer Ethics, and Discrete Math, but the course that is really bending the imagination of our students is the Mathematics & Origami class.

The department is fortunate to host Dr. Robert Lang, Rydell Professor and Origami Guru,for the semester.  Dr. Lang along with Dr. Carolyn Dobler and Dr. Barbara Kaiser are team teaching the Mathematics of Origami.  Students are not just learning how to fold paper.  They are learning the mathematics and theory of how folding works.

Below is just a small sample of what they have folded so far.  Keep watching the MCS blog for more creations.

If you would like to know more about origami check out Robert Lang’s website at If you would like to see first-hand how Robert Lang does his foldings he will be at two “Public Foldings,” on Jan. 24 and 26 from 9:30 – 11 a.m near the Courtyard Café, lower level of the Jackson Campus Center. Then, during the week of March 7, Lang will then return to Gustavus for a series of public events.


One Comment

  1. Neil Calkin says:

    What an amazing opportunity for the students (and faculty!)