The final half-day of the 1998 Math Forum Advanced Summer Institute began as usual in the living room of the Swarthmore College guest house, Ashton House, with Connections, after which participants each received a Math Forum t-shirt to commemorate their attendance.
We anticipate that participants will continue to work with Forum staff to refine their pages during the remainder of the summer and the coming school year.
Following the presentations, Suzanne Alejandre and Mel Sprouse showed a thank-you Web page from all the participants, featuring some photographs of Institute events taken by Mel, in particular the dinner the previous evening at an Ethiopian restaurant:
After a sandwich lunch and heartfelt goodbyes, some of the group were off to the airport and some left by car. Others spent an afternoon and evening in Philadelphia, where Suzanne reports that she joined Steve, Ken, Richard, and Annie to watch the third-place World Cup soccer game (Croatia vs. Holland) in a sports bar, while Marjorie, Evan, Mel, and Ron explored the neighborhood. After the game all enjoyed dinner at an Italian restaurant, and on the way back to Swarthmore Annie went the long way around to show off the "Rocky" steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum and other sights of the city.