2017 Competition Winners

Results of 2017 Mathematics Competition

April 17, 2017

Problem solving and critical thinking were what over 80 third through twelfth grade students from 50 Lawrence, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka,  Hays, Manhattan, and Kansas City area schools were graded on at the Mathematics Competition held April 1 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 $925 are given to the top three places in each age group.  The prizes will be awarded at the Math Competition Award Ceremony on April 21 in 306 Snow Hall at 4:00 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 Mathematics and Statistics.  Bozenna Pasik- Duncan, professor of mathematics, coordinates the MAM/Outreach activities.

2017 KU Math Competition Winners

Third–Fifth Grade
1st Place:Steven Duan, Quail Run Elementary, Lawrence
2nd Place Tie:Kevin Li, Harmony Elementary, Overland Park
2nd Place Tie:Felicia Wu, Valley Park Elementary, Overland Park
3rd Place:Ahmed Guler, Frontier School of Innovation, Kansas City
Middle School (6th–8th Grade)
1st Place:Chinmay Krishna, Aubry Bend Middle School, Overland Park
2nd Place Tie:Aishani Saxena, Blue Valley Middle School, Overland Park
2nd Place Tie:Anand Singh, Southwest Middle School, Lawrence
2nd Place Tie:Peter Westbrook, Bishop Seabury, Lawrence
3rd Place Tie:Andrew Duke, Hays Middle School, Hays
3rd Place Tie:Om Watson, Topeka Collegiate School, Topeka
Senior High
1st Place Tie:Srivats Narayanan, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
1st Place Tie:Rishi Pathak, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park
1st Place Tie:Haoyang Sun, Kansas City Christian, Kansas City