Winners of KU Math Prize Competition

Winners of KU Math Prize Competition

April 11, 2014 – For Immediate Release
Contact: Gloria Prothe,, 785-864-3651
Department of Mathematics

LAWRENCE—The 32nd Annual KU Math Prize Competition sponsored by the Department of Mathematics was held April 7. The competition is open to all undergraduates at the University of Kansas. The written exam for each level covers six questions that must be completed in three hours. Cash awards will be presented at the department’s honors banquet on April 22.

The junior-level is open to all undergraduates of non-senior standing and assumes a knowledge of first year calculus. The winners of the junior-level are:

First place ($200): Yujie Deng, a junior in computer science and mathematics.
Second place ($150): Christopher Mayo, a sophomore in mathematics.
Third place ($100): Keon Amini, a sophomore in computer engineering.

The senior-level is open to all undergraduates and covers a range of standard topics of undergraduate math. The winners of the senior-level are:

First place ($250): Xiang Xu, a sophomore in mathematics. Xu also was the top first-year student ($50).
Second place ($150): Robert Winslow, a senior in computer engineering and mathematics.
Third place ($100): Kayla Sale, a senior in biodiversity, ecology and evolutionary biology, and mathematics.

Hailong Dao, assistant professor of mathematics, and Yasuyuki Kachi, associate professor of mathematics, were in charge of the competition.