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Winners of KU Math Prize Competition

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LAWRENCE—The 33rd 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 were presented at the department's honors banquet on April 21.

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: Christopher Mayo, a junior in mathematics from Clay Center.
  • Second place: Michael Zhou is a junior in mathematics and biomechanical engineering from Overland Park. Zhou also was the top first-year student.
  • Third place: Andrei Elliott, a junior in computer science and mathematics from Lawrence.

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: Sean Holloway, a senior in electrical engineering from Mission. 
  • Second place: Yujie Deng, a senior in computer science and mathematics from Wuhan, China.
  • Third place: Robert Winslow, a senior in computer engineering and mathematics from Olathe.

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

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