OrigamiUSA announces the

3rd International Meeting of Origami Science, Math, and Education

March 9-11, 2001

Asilomar, CA

Proceedings Update: A.K. Peters has agreed to publish the proceedings, and we hope they will appear in May of 2002. Announcements of the actual release date will be posted on this web page when more information becomes available.

Update: 3OSME has come and gone, and all reports indicate that it was a great success!

There was a great write-up of the 3OSME conference in the October 2001 issue of SIAM News!

Click Here for information for authors on the Proceedings for 3OSME. (The deadline has passed.)

Click Here to view some pictures taken at 3OSME!

In 1989 and 1994 the first two meetings devoted to origami research and applications in math and science were held in Italy and Japan, respectively. OrigamiUSA is proud to sponsor the third such meeting, to be held at Asilomar in Monterey, CA on March 9-11, 2001.

Registration Forms are now available!

See our Preliminary Speakers List.

See the Abstracts for the Talks.

Features of the Program

  • Several plenary sessions (50 minute presentations which will have nothing else concurrently scheduled) by notable speakers (to be announced) on origami mathematics, scientific applications of paperfolding, and the use of origami in education at all levels.
  • Concurrent sessions (25 minute talks) on each of the following topics: mathematics, science applications, and education.
  • An exhibition of origami models and poster presentations.
  • Chances to meet origami experts, researchers, and educators from around the world!

Concurrent Session Tracks

Mathematics of Origami

This track focuses on research in the underlying mathematics involved in paperfolding. Topics may include mathematical modeling of the paperfolding process, geometric constructions via paperfolding, intrinsic geometry of origami, modular origami, or paperfoldng sequences, just to name some examples.

Scientific Applications of Origami

Any reports on uses ot paper or surface folding in scientific applications are welcome in this track. Possible topics are the modeling and use of paper crumpling, folding processes observed in nature, mechanical applications of paperfolding, and architecture. Any other connections between scientific areas and orgigami are welcome.

Educational Uses of Origami

Origami has become an increasingly popular tool to use in primary, secondary, and college education. This track invites educators to present their insights and pedagogy on incorporating paperfolding in classes in all levels. Cross-curricular uses of origami are welcome, but of particular interest are ways to use origami to teach mathematics and science.
For more information contact

Thomas Hull
Department of Mathematics
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845 USA

Or email thull@merrimack.edu

The deadline for submitting abstracts has passed.
(Note: Even though the deadline has passed, if you would like to give a talk at 3OSME please contact Thomas Hull. If we have room in the schedule we'd be happy to consider you.)

Exhibition and Poster Display

Participants are invited to bring origami works and/or informational posters on topics related to origami science, math, and education for display during the meeting. If you would like to have a display area reserved for you, please indicate this when you register.


Registration forms can be found at http://www.ifold.org.


Papers of talks presented at 3OSME and other origami work in math, science, and education will be compiled in a proceedings book for the conference. This will be published after the meeting. Visit this web page in the future for more information. The preliminary deadline for submission of papers for the proceedings is May 1, 2001.

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