The Boole2School Campaign officially launched on 29th September 2015 at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Over 21,000 students from across the globe have already signed up for the lessons on 2nd November 2015. We are encouraging students globally from the ages of 8 to 18 to register and take part in the Boolean mathematics lessons. The lessons are free to download and all the school needs to do to register is visit the website georgeboole.com/boole2school and sign up. To engage students in the use of logic, they will learn how Boolean operators play a central role behind the scenes in the video games Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft.

 

I was also lucky enough to be at the photo shoot last week for this launch. UCC currently have tours around campus with "George Boole" which is a fantastic idea and really highlights Boole for visitors. A young George Boole stepped in to take a class on the Quad

 

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Here at EMC a video was recorded by EMCTV and Aoife Favier to celebrate the launch of Boole2School. This short video gives a brief outline of what Boole2School is all about, as well as a quick hint at what George Boole might have worn when teaching!  You can view the video here

 

Bob Savage, VP and MD of EMC Centres of Excellence EMEA, quoted “Boolean logic is at the heart of the video game and computer science, and engaging young pupils through a medium they understand and enjoy is an innovative way of encouraging STEM learning and promoting STEM careers. EMC is pleased to support this initiative, particularly as the Irish and global tech economies demand more graduates knowledgeable in technical subjects.”

 

Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC said: “UCC Brings Boole2School is hugely significant in that it will introduce teachers and students worldwide to the work and remarkable achievements of George Boole, our first Professor of Mathematics. The initiative will emphasise the long-term value of supporting creativity and research.” said Dr. Michael Murphy, President, UCC.

 

Let's help celebrate George Boole globally and get your schools signed up. After all, it's only logical!

 

Elaine Beare

Associate Program Manager

EMC Ireland COE

 

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