2015 Competition Winners

News Release: Results of Mathematics Competition held April 4, 2015
April 15, 2015
Contact: Kerrie Brecheisen, (785) 864-3651

LAWRENCE—Problem solving and critical thinking were what over 150 third through twelfth grade students from 70 Lawrence, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita, Hays, and Kansas City area schools were graded on at the Mathematics Competition held April 4 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 29 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. Zsolt Talata, assistant 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 Math Drives Careers. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics, coordinates the MAM/Outreach activities.


Mathematics Competition Winners

Third - Fifth Grade

  • 1st Place Tie: Bill Qian, Quail Run Elementary, Lawrence
  • 1st Place Tie: Om Watson, Topeka Collegiate, Topeka
  • 2nd Place Tie: Eric Amkraut, Langston Hughes Elementary, Lawrence
  • 2nd Place Tie: Sohail Mukadam, Academy Montessori International, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place: Aydin Freeman, Liberty View Elementary, Olathe

Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)

  • 1st Place: Malar Muthukumar, The Independent School, Wichita, KS
  • 2nd Place Tie: Rishit Pathak, Lakewood Middle School, Overland Park
  • 2nd Place Tie: Jay Ram, Topeka Collegiate, Topeka
  • 2nd Place Tie: Aryan Verma, Lakewood Middle School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Chinmay Krishna, Aubry Bend Middle School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Aditya Vargheese, Lakewood Middle School, Overland Park
  • Honorable Mention: Aditi Malay, Topeka Collegiate, Topeka
  • Honorable Mention: Rachana Sangem, Pleasant Ridge Middle School, Overland Park

Senior High

  • 1st Place: Shyam Narayanan, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Yifeng Ding, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Srivats Narayanan, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
  • Honorable Mention: Jack Johnston, Blue Valley High School, Overland Park
  • Honorable Mention: Benjamin Katz, Free State High School, Lawrence
  • Honorable Mention: Neeharika Kothapalli, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
  • Honorable Mention: Nikhil Kuppuswamy, The Barstow School, Overland Park
  • Honorable Mention: William Liu, Blue Valley High School, Overland Park
  • Honorable Mention: Rohit Ramachandran, Blue Valley North High School
  • Honorable Mention: Janet Stefanov, Free State High School, Lawrence

Recognition Ceremony Honors Employees’ Service

Congratulations to our faculty and staff who will be recognized at the 2017 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

Joseph Huber 10 years
Zsolt Talata 10 years
George Kangas 15 years
Milena Stanislavova 15 years
Atanas Stefanov 15 years
Erik Van Vleck 15 years
Yaozhoung Hu 20 years
Kerrie Brecheisen 30 years
Jeff Lang 30 years