4th Annual NC Math Competition held in Chapman Hall


In what has become an annual tradition, on October 20th the Department of Mathematics played host to the State Finals of the North Carolina Math Competition for students in grades 3-8. After competing in local competitions earlier in October, the top 20 participants in each grade level across the state were invited to participate in the competition held in Chapman Hall.

As an extra treat this year, Department Chair Rich McLaughlin and his colleagues put on some demonstrations for visiting parents and students in the Joint Fluids Laboratory in Chapman Hall (pictured above). McLaughlin also spoke at the awards ceremony for the event, where it was announced that for the first time the organizers needed to implement a triple tie breaker for one of the grades.

An important part of the success of this event every year is the volunteering by a group of Carolina Mathematics graduate students to help proctor and grade the competition’s examinations. Thank you to all who contributed their time and enthusiasm this year, and congratulations to all of the students who visited Chapel Hill for the competition.