Spring 2014 Applied Math Competitions

Oral Competition: Thursday, March 27th 2014 beginning at 3:30pm in Annex Central 314

Integration Bee: Thursday, April 3rd 2014 beginning at 3:45pm in Blount Auditorium

Six cash prizes will be awarded**, one for each Competition Option (see below).

  • First Place: $200
  • Second Place: $100
  • Third Place: $50

 The competition is open to all undergraduate degree students at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

To Sign Up:

  • See Vanessa St. Laurent in Ira Allen 323 to sign up for the Oral Competition or the Integration Bee.
  • You may also email her at stlaurentv@wit.edu
  • Please be sure to include your full name and which option you are signing up for if you register by email. 
  • All contestants must submit their names by 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 26th to compete in the oral competition. You will sign up for a particular one hour time slot. This competition will be limited to no more than the first 16 interested participants. Winners will be notified by email and asked to present their solutions and receive their awards on April 3rd at 3:30pm in Blount Auditorium right before the Integration Bee.
  • All contestants must submit their names by 10:00am on Monday, March 31st to compete in the Integration Bee
  • You can sign up for both competitions, but the winners of the oral competition will not be considered for the finals of the Integration Bee.  
  • If you have any questions, contact: smithzbarskye@wit.edu

Competition Option Descriptions:

Integration Bee: Remember how spelling bees work? This is a similar style of competition. There will be an initial written elimination round to select 27 finalists, then 5 question rounds of three people competing head-to-head at a time. The top three winners will compete round-robin style to determine final places. 

Oral Competition: A progressively harder related series of mathematical logic puzzles which require no particular math background. You are not expected to solve all of them, and will have about 40 minutes to think through your solution before you explain it. You will present your solution to a judge or two, and if selected for a prize, will present your solution during a math club meeting.

* Best approximation of pi we could get.
*Close relatives of faculty members of the Applied Mathematics are not eligible.

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