USF hosting math competition for high school students

Jan. 13, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis will host the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 for high school students in grades 9-12 on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education.

Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, and the 75-minute test will follow. A program will be available to parents during the test, and the event will wrap up with awards.

An optional 90-minute preparatory session will be offered in the Doermer Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. For additional practice materials, go to: amc.maa.org. To register for the competition, contact Carolyn Exner at cexner@sf.edu or 260-399-8067.

First administered in 1950, the AMC’s purpose is increasing interest in mathematics and developing problem-solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics competitions for junior (grades 8 and below) and senior (grades 9-12) high school students.

“We are excited to host this mathematics competition for the fourth consecutive year, and welcome this opportunity to provide an academic challenge in a university setting for young mathematicians,” said Dr. Victor Kutsenok, chair of the Department of Mathematics.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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