This week’s SUMS talk is by undergrad student Andy Tran. Pizza and drinks available afterwards! Abstract: In our modern society, we take the base 10 counting system for granted, but why did it have to be this way? Since 12 is a superior highly composite number, it would make a base 12 counting system extremely practical for everyday calculations and arithmetic. In this talk, we will look at the different bases used in historical and current societies, and then investigate the benefits of a base 12 counting system.