Freshman Scholars Program 2014

Origami Design


Instructor:  Bryan Faulkner, Ph.D


Project Description:

Students interested in "Origami Design" will likely have experience building or creating using their hands.  The activities included in this project will require dexterity and patience.

Students participating in this project will learn basic origami models along with methods of paper folding which allow angle trisection and quintisection.  The basic origami models will be traditional in the sense that we will begin with a single piece of polygonal shaped paper, making sharp straight-line creases, and we will not allow any cutting.  Freely available diagrams of many basic origami models can be seen at http://www.origami.org/.


Bryan Faulkner, Ph.D.

After earning a doctoral degree in Mathematics from Clemson University in 2008, Bryan Faulkner accepted an assistant professor of mathematics position at Ferrum College.  Bryan is the program coordinator for the mathematical science program at Ferrum and teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses.

If you have specific questions about this project, please contact Dr. Faulkner directly at BFaulkner@ferrum.edu.

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