A sonnet written about the mathematics behind the self-righting shape of some tortoise shells.
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Strickert, Indigo M. and Bradford, Lori E.
"Gömböc the Great,"
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol5/iss1/9
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Indigo M. Strickert is a 13-year old student in elementary school. Inspired by shapes witnessed in nature and 3D printing at a local University, she composed this poem. Lori Bradford is Canada Research Chair in Incorporating Social and Cultural Sciences into Engineering Design and an Assistant Professor in the Graham School of Professional Development in the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Her background is in Social Psychology and Environmental Studies, and she uses engaged scholarship approaches in much of her research. Her teaching and mentorship are aimed at building capacity in engineering students, graduates, and professionals to collect and understand social and cultural impacts of engineering in society.