Our friends at Texas Instruments have sent along information on TI's latest contest, "Express your Selfie". Tying the popular culture fad of taking selfies with the fun TI (and Cemetech) think that graphing calculators enable, the contest challenges you to take a creative selfie with your calculator or other TI technology. Entering the contest is straightforward:
Snap a selfie with your favorite TI technology.
Post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #TISelfieContest.
Write a caption to fill in the following:
"I make math/science (pick one) _______ with TI #TISelfieContest"'
A panel of judges will pick six finalists, and Mayim Bialik, well-known as TI Education's spokesperson as well as a neuroscientist and actress on "The Big Bang Theory", will select one winner. Of course, prizes are a great motivation: the winner will earn a videoconference with Mayim Bialik, 30 TI-84+CSEs or TI-Nspire CXs with three charging stations, the associated SmartView classroom software, and a TI poster. The five runners-up will get one calculator, tee shirts, and a poster.
Good luck to all of you in coming up with creative ways to promote math and science (and programming, please!) with TI's contest, and if you win, I hope you'll make the videoconference include our enthusiastic graphing calculator users and programmers here. You can learn more about the contest at http://tiselfie.com, and feel free to add the #cemetech hashtag to your #TISelfieContest tweets so that our bots will repeat the tweet here.