ACMS: First Friday Mad About Science

Author: Bowen, Claire



On March 7th, ACMS graduate students Claire Chow and Alicia Specht participated in South Bend's First Friday event. The event occurs on the first Friday of each month, bringing the community together to take part in various performances and activities hosted by local businesses. For March's "Mad about Science" theme, Claire and Alicia taught local students and their parents about the infamous Monty Hall Problem: When given the choice among three doors (one of which contain a prize) should you stay with your first choice, or choose another door after one of the doors have been revealed? It turns out, statistically, switching doors actually increases your chances of winning. Participants were given the chance to try out what they learned on a mini game show - complete with chocolate prizes!.