Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence | National Math Festival

Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence

University of San Francisco

Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence is Term Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of San Francisco. One of her passions is broadening participation in the mathematical sciences by mentoring and outreach in various nationally recognized programs, such as the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program for Women and the MSRI-UP summer program for undergraduates. As a self-proclaimed Math Coach, she loves talking about mathematics to a wide range of audiences to promote its beauty and accessibility.

2021 Festival

Math is Play!

My love for mathematics is rooted in my childhood love of playing games and puzzles. In fact as I learned more math, the game play didn’t stop. Mathematics can be found in popular games such as Rubik’s cubes, Chess, Sudoku, Poker, and countless others. I hope to introduce you to some of my favorite games and explore the mathematics behind them, including winning strategies (if they exist!).