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Monday, April 20, 2009
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS EARN SEVERAL K-STATE STUDENTS HONORS IN S. THOMAS PARKER MATHEMATICS COMPETITION
MANHATTAN -- Seven Kansas State University students have earned honors in K-State's 11th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition.
The competition, part of activities nationwide to promote Mathematics Awareness Month, was March 28 at K-State. Funded by the S. Thomas Parker endowment and the K-State Math Club, the competition is open to all full-time K-State students in their first or second year of college as way to encourage and strengthen mathematics skills and to promote mathematics education among all K-State students.
Students are given three hours to solve four problems, ranging from high school-level mathematics to mathematics at the second-year college level.
Students placing in the competition earned monetary awards, which were presented at the annual Friends of Mathematics banquet April 7. This year's awards included $250 to the two first-place winners, $100 for third place, $40 for fourth place and $20 for honorable mention.
More information about the competition is available online at:
2009 S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition winners at K-State included:
Jessica Hennes, freshman in civil engineering, Berryton, honorable mention; Brian Moore, freshman in mathematics and electrical engineering, Hutchinson, co-first place winner; Jacob Reimer, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Kalvesta, honorable mention; Ashton Archer, sophomore in mechanical engineering and political science, Lucas, honorable mention.
From Manhattan: Mengna Chen, junior in mathematics and statistics, fourth place; Dongkai Cheng, freshman in electrical engineering, co-first place winner; and Trent Thurston, sophomore in mechanical engineering, third place.