Splash Biography


Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2023

Picture of Kenneth Bettermann

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a junior and I study math and biology in the school of arts and sciences. Outside of academics, I am a conductor for The Boston College Marching Band and a member of Climate Justice Boston College. I enjoy photography, running, and playing the piano.

Past Classes

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S2155: Is a coffee cup the same shape as a donut? in BC_Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 10, 2022)
If you want to know why a coffee cup and a donut are the same shape, then this is the class for you! In this course, you will get an interactive introduction to topology and how topologists can stretch and manipulate shapes. We will even answer the age-old question: how many holes does a straw have?

S2053: Math intersects Art: Tessellations! in BC_Splash BC Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 28, 2021)
Want to create art like the Ancient Egyptians? Then tessellations are for you! These patterns of shapes with no gaps or overlaps were used by the Egyptians for mosaics, and are still used today in video game design. In this class you will learn about different types of tessellations, creative ways to make them, and the math behind why tessellations work. If time allows, we might also cover 3-D tessellations and tessellations over curves.