2 Sonoran Science Academy students advance in math competition | Families
Two Sonoran Science Academy students have advanced to the next round in the American Mathematical Society's 'Who Wants to be a Mathematician' competition.
Both sophomore David Wang and senior Peter Bian were among the 2,000 who competed in the first round of competition, and are now among 160 students that have advanced to the next round. The original 2,000 were students from all across the U.S.
Wang and Bian will now take an online test to see if they qualify for the final ten, who will vie for the top prize at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting, which will be held in Baltimore in January.
This is not the first time the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focused, college prep school has had students advance in this national contest. Math department chair, Dr. Martin Sade, commented:
“We had a student in the final ten, both in 2011 and in 2012. This is a great contest that is easy to participate in and really stretches students. They not only get to measure themselves against their peers around the nation, but can also earn funds for college and their school”.
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