2016 Competition Winners

News Release: Results of Mathematics Competition held April 9, 2016
April 21, 2016
Contact: Kerrie Brecheisen, (785) 864-3651

LAWRENCE—Problem solving and critical thinking were what over 100 third through twelfth grade students from 70 Lawrence, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Hays, and Kansas City area schools were graded on at the Mathematics Competition held April 9 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 $875 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, associate 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 The Future of Prediction. Bozenna Pasik- Duncan, professor of mathematics, coordinates the MAM/Outreach activities.


Mathematics Competition Winners

Third - Fifth Grade

  • 1st Place Tie: Naveen Kannan, Liberty View Elementary, Olathe
  • 1st Place Tie: Lawrence Zhang, Heartland Elementary, Overland Park
  • 2nd Place: Shishir Vargheese, Lakewood Elementary, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Thrisha Kalpatthi, Lakewood Elementary, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Casey Kong, Quail Run Elementary, Lawrence
  • 3rd Place Tie: Kushal Mamillapalli, Bishop Elementary, Topeka

Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)

  • 1st Place: PlaceChinmay Krishna, Aubry Bend Middle School, Overland Park
  • 2nd Place: Aditya Vargheese, Lakewood Middle School, Overland Park
  • 3rd Place Tie: Andrew Duke, Hays Middle School, Hays
  • 3rd Place Tie: Ajay Guduputi, Barstow Middle School, Kansas City
  • 3rd Place Tie: Rishit Pathak, Lakewood Middle School, Overland Park

Senior High

  • 1st Place: William Wang, Blue Valley North West High School, Overland Park
  • 2nd Place: Calvin Yost-Wolff, Free State High School, Lawrence
  • 3rd Place Tie: Benjamin Katz, Free State High School, Lawrence
  • 3rd Place Tie: Rohit Ramachandran, Blue Valley North High School

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