LAWRENCE— The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics held its 33rd annual KU Math Prize Competition earlier this month, providing undergraduates an opportunity to test their skills via a written exam that covers six questions to be completed within three hours. Cash awards were presented at the department’s honors banquet 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:
First place: Christopher Mayo, a junior in mathematics from Clay Center.
Second place: Michael Zhou, 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:
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.
Hai Long Dao and Yasuyuki Kachi, associate professors of mathematics, were in charge of the competition.