KU Students Win Statewide Math Competition

April 30, 2016

KU Students Win Statewide Math Competition

LAWRENCE—University of Kansas undergraduate students took first and second place in the team competition at the eleventh Kansas Collegiate Math Competition, which was April 9 at Fort Hays State University. The competition is part of the yearly meeting of the Kansas section of the Mathematical Association of America.

The competition is team based, with students working together in groups of two or three to complete ten problems in three hours. Nine teams from six undergraduate institutions in Kansas took part. Cash awards were given to KU's team members at the mathematics department's honors banquet on April 26.

First place team members were Peter Bradshaw, a senior in mathematics from Shawnee, Daniel Knight, a senior in mathematics from Lawrence, and Chris Mayo, a senior in mathematics from Clay Center.

Second place team members were Yujie Deng, a senior in computer science and mathematics from Wuhan, China, Alec Knutsen, a senior in computer science and mathematics from Lawrence, and Trevor Scheopner, a junior in mathematics and physics from Wichita.

Jeremy Martin, KU associate professor, was the KU coach. Mathew Johnson, KU assistant professor of mathematics, co-organized with Jeremy Wade, assistant professor of mathematics at Pittsburg State University, the intercollegiate competition portion of the program.