A group of 12 students participated in the MMATHS competition hosted at Yale on April 1, a long day of challenging and energetic fun. There were approximately 140 participants from 12 schools ranging from New York to the Boston area, almost all from private schools with teams who compete and train regularly. The competition consisted of three parts, a team round, an individual round, and a mixer round, where students were placed in teams with students from other schools.
Andrew Benz, 7th place finisher
Congratulations to Andrew Benz, who earned recognition as the 7th place finisher in the individual competition (top 5%). Harrison Gill earned recognition as a member of the First Place team in the mixer round.
Students heard the keynote address by professor Po-Shen Loh, of Carnegie Mellon University, who is coach of the U.S. Math Olympiad team. He spoke to the students about the value of working on and persevering with interesting, but hard problems. He also emphasized the value in working with others to solve problems and the ability to communicate ideas effectively.
Thank you all for your encouragement of these students and fostering a culture which supports a strong and rigorous mathematics education as well as recognition and support of students whose talents also lie in academic pursuits! And thanks again to Faculty Adviser Matt Buchta (Math Department, you guessed it) who spent his Saturday with this amazing group of students. Well done all!