2013 Competition Winners

2013 Mathematics Awareness Month

Mathematics of Sustainability
April 2013


News Release: Results of Mathematics Competition held April 6, 2013
April 22, 2013
Contact: Kerrie Brecheisen, (785) 864-3651

LAWRENCE-Problem solving and critical thinking were what over 100 third through twelfth grade students from 60 Lawrence, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Manhattan, Wichita, Hays, and Kansas City area schools were graded on at the Mathematics Competition held April 6 at the University of Kansas. The competition is divided up into three age groups: third and fifth grade, Middle School, and Senior high school. Cash prizes totaling in the amount of $950 are given to the top three places in each age group. The prizes will be awarded at the Math Competition Award Ceremony on April 26 in 306 Snow Hall at 4:30 p.m. Sponsors are the Department of Mathematics and Information & Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC). The exams consisted of five questions that took forty minutes to complete. Jack Porter, professor of mathematics, coordinated the competition.

This competition is held in conjunction with the mathematics department's Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) activities. The theme for this year's celebration is Mathematics of Sustainability. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics, coordinates the MAM/Outreach activities.


Mathematics Competition Winners

Third - Fifth Grade

  • 1st Place: Andrew Duke, O’Loughlin Elementary, Hays, KS
  • 2nd Place Tie: Adit Agarwal, Lakewood Elementary, Overland Park
  • 2nd Place Tie: Shomik Chatterjee, Heartland Elementary, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Rishit Pathak, Regency Place Elementary, Olathe
  • 3rd Place Tie: Kenny Liou, Heartland Elementary, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Renee Liou, Heartland Elementary, Overland Park

Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)

  • 1st Place Tie: William Wang, Harmony Middle School, Overland Park
  • 1st Place Tie: Arvind Subramanian, Frontier Trail Middle School, Olathe
  • 1st Place Tie: Srivats Narayanan, Lakewood Middle School, Overland Park
  • 2nd Place Tie: Janet Stefanov, Southwest Middle School, Lawrence
  • 2nd Place Tie: Benjamin Katz, Southwest Middle School, Lawrence
  • 2nd Place Tie: Nikhil Kuppuswamy, Barstow Middle School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Lucy Li, Overland Trail Middle School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Rohit Ramachandran, Overland Trail Middle School, Overland Park

Senior High

  • 1st Place: Shyam Narayanan, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Gavin Zhu, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Yifeng Ding, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: William Liu, Blue Valley High School, Overland Park