Friday, January 19, 2018

Vol State Students Perform Well in State Math Competition

Tennessee community college students went head-to-head in the Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-year Colleges (TMATYC) math competition. The results are exciting: Vol State had 28 students, including several Middle College students, among the 225 students from across the state competing in all five math competitions. Vol State students performed very well in all categories.  Our students were represented in the “Top Ten” in every competition, racking up a total of twelve “Top Ten” positions. Of those, we had one first place winner, one second place winner, and three third place winters. A list of all competitors and placeholders is below.
Math and Science Dean Tom Ekman said: “If you do the math (sorry – I just had to say that), Vol State students made up 12.4% of the competitors but received 29.4% of the “Top Three*” cash prizes, and 23.1% of the “Top Ten*” placeholders. (*There were some ties).”
Among the 15 top three cash prize winners in all five categories: 
Pellissippi State had        6 top three winners
Volunteer State  had       5 top three winners
Chattanooga State had   2 top three winners
Cleveland State had        1 top three winners
Nashville State had         1 top three winners 
Northeast State had        0 top three winners
Congrats to all of our students! Here is the list:

Top Ten Survey of Math

Christian Bass  second place

Sara Eaton   third place

Top Ten Statistics
Kailyn Fournier   third place

Ashtyn Gillihan

Top Ten Precalculus
Emily Bentley   sixth place

Jaimee Brown   seventh place tie

Kush Patel   seventh place tie

Anamarie Hinson

Blaine Birk

Ethan Denson

Kartesh Patel

Lakshmi Ramesh

Sky Nichols

Tyler Clay

Top Ten Calculus A
Chaohui Zheng   first place

Siyuan Zhang    fourth place

Zachary Houtman   fifth place

Rachel Stoneman   ninth place tie

Hannah Bates

Hannah Hudson

Jeny Starnes

Kaylee Wheeling

Top Ten Calculus B
Mark Skelton   third place
Jacob Wheeling   tenth place

Dalton Davis

John Cruz

Kohen Williams

Tatera Roe

Pictured above: The participating faculty and students: Back row, left to right: Lingli Ni, Sara Eaton, Christian Bass, Mark Skelton, Chaohui Zheng, and Kailyn Fournier. Front row, left to right: Jonathan Kenigson, Thomas Ekman, Chuck Conrad, Peter Melvin.

Pictured below:  Kailyn Fournier (left), third place winner in TMATYC statistics test, and Elizabeth Forrester (right), Kailyn’s instructor for statistics.

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