Western Slope high school students gathered at Colorado Mesa University with math on their minds.
Tuesday was the university's 15th annual Math Extravaganza.
The event is hosted by CMU's math club.
The purpose is to engage high school students in concepts not typically seen in the classroom.
Those taking part analyzed sound waves, knot theory, circuits and robotics at the day-long event.
Professors with CMU say each time the event is held it's a unique and fun opportunity for high-schoolers to take in more than the standard curriculum.
"We hope that they kind of see a little beyond the punching of calculators, that they see that really mathematics is intertwined in everything we do and see around us," explained Lisa Driskell, an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at CMU. "And then we hope that they leave appreciating that and wanting to learn more."
All high school students took a quiz to test their understanding of the activities held at Tuesday's event.
Prizes donated from the community were handed out to students with the highest scores.