COD Team Wins Midwest Region in Student Math League Competition
By Brian Kleemann
A team of College of DuPage students took first place for the Midwest Region of the Student Math League (SML) competition, while Nathan Gorski (Wheaton) from COD was the top individual finisher for the region in round 2.
It was the first time since 2014 that the College of DuPage team finished in first place for the Midwest Region and the 16th consecutive year for a top five finish. On a national level, the COD team finished eleventh with more than 100 schools participating.
“I am really proud of what our students did,” said Chris Bailey, Associate Professor of Mathematics. “This demonstrates a level of comprehension and understanding of math that our students needed to excel in this contest.”
Hosted by the American Mathematical Association for Two Year Colleges (AMATYC), the SML competition is a national mathematics contest open to two-year college students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of community college coursework. The competition features two rounds of exams, one administered in fall and one in spring. Click here for more information.
Team scores are comprised of a school’s top five individual finishers. At COD they are Gorski; Prerak Sanghvi (Naperville), second; Kevin Uvodich (Wheaton), third; and Dylan Sokol (Naperville) and Jaime Ontiveros (Montgomery), tied for fourth. Students who were enrolled in Calculus I or higher at COD were invited to participate in the contest.
Founded in 1971, the AMATYC is dedicated to the promotion of the role of two-year colleges in mathematics education in the United States and Canada. In addition to the SML competition, the AMATYC hosts an annual conference, summer institutes, workshops and mentoring for teachers and publishes the journal MathAMATYC Educator.
For more information about the College of DuPage Mathematics program, visit www.cod.edu/programs/math or call (630) 942-2010.
Caption: (from left) College of DuPage math team members Kevin Uvodich, Jaime Ontiveros and Prerak Sanghvi (Photo by COD News Bureau)
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