Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, marrying the arts with mathematics to create some truly complex and stunning structures. This summer course will primarily focus on art, using mathematical techniques to design your own origami. For USAO students, this course counts as an Artistic Expression course.
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Dr. Quan Tran has been a member of the USAO faculty since 2011 and is an associate professor of mathematics.
He received a bachelor’s degree in computer science, then, changing his focus, earned a masters and doctorate in mathematics, all from the University of Oklahoma. Tran has been a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, preparing and teaching lectures on precalculus, college algebra and calculus for business and social science. Tran was also an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. His research interests lie in areas of geometry, particularly geometric group theory, geometric algorithms and computations as well as the areas where mathematics intersects with the visual arts.