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Trine hosting 36th math competition
Regional high school students participating
High school students in grades 9-12 will pit their mathematics skills against those of students from 17 other regional high schools in Trine University’s 36th annual High School Mathematics Competition Wednesday, Jan. 27 in Hershey Hall.
While comparing their abilities with those of other strong math students in their area, the entrants will earn a chance for Trine University renewable tuition scholarships of $5,000 for the advanced level individual winner and $3,000 to each of four members of a winning mathematics team.
Trine University will also present awards to the teachers of the winning teams. The awards will consist of funds to be used for math education by the sponsoring teacher or math department. Awards of $1,000 for first place team, $500 for second place team and $250 for third place team will be presented.
Students will compete as elementary or advanced mathematicians individually and in four-person teams of two elementary and two advanced students. Invitations went out to northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southern Michigan high schools within a two-hour drive from Trine. Over the years, students from 79 different schools have participated. Two schools, Harlan Christian of Harlan, Ind. and Madison-Grant of Fairmount, Ind. will send students to the competition for the first time.
The Trine University community works together to offer the competition, said Bill Barge, Department of Mathematics and Informatics chair. Additionally, members of Alpha Chi, the National Honor Scholarship Society, and brothers of Delta Chi help register individuals and teams and welcome the high school students to campus.
Contact Trine’s Department of Mathematics and Informatics at 260.665.4243 or email@example.com for information. In case of inclement weather, the competition will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3.