High School Students Receive UT Scholarships in Math Competition

Be Sociable, Share!

Nearly 600 students from forty-seven Tennessee high schools battled in the UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest held at UT on October 25. But only ten students were awarded $4,000 annual scholarships to UT.

The winners were:

  • Zachary Glick, Ravenwood High School, Brentwood, Tenn.
  • Matthew Stephens, Clarksville Academy, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Melissa Yu, Farragut High School, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Bohan Lu, McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Daniel Edwards, Pope John Paul II High School, Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Alexander Selwitz, Farragut High School, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • James Andress, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • Baty Daniel, Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Hyungdon Joo, Farragut High School, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Sanghua Rhee, McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Scholarships are funded by UT and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.

The honorable mention winners (those who have previously won scholarships) were:

  • Dylan Young, University School, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Daniel Zuo, White Station High School, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Garret Sullivan, Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Richard Ouyang, Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Frances Ding, Ravenwood High School, Brentwood, Tenn.
  • Ziyu Liu, McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The contest had two parts. All participants took a multiple-choice test on algebra and geometry called the Fundamental Exams of Remarkable Mathematical Ability and Talent (FERMAT I). The five top scorers received a plaque.

The top-scoring students were:

  • James Andress, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • Gene Li, Ravenwood High School, Brentwood, Tenn.
  • Sanghwa Rhee, McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Lam Tran, Farragut High School, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Yunhua Zhao, Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn.

Students with the top fifty scores on the FERMAT I moved on to the FERMAT II, which included eight essay questions requiring creative and original thinking. All exams were hand-graded by faculty members from UT’s Department of Mathematics.

The second part of the contest was the Math Bowl, a double-elimination team competition. Sixty-four high school teams competed head-to-head to be the fastest to answer ten math questions correctly.

The winners were:

  • Small schools: First place, Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn.; second place, the University School of Nashville, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Large school: First place, White Station High School, Memphis, Tenn.; second place, McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The contest was presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and UT alumnus Barry Goss and his company, Professional Project Services Inc. (Pro2ServeĀ®).

Pro2Serve provides technical and engineering services that support the infrastructures of government and private industry and help ensure national security. The media sponsor was the Knoxville News Sentinel.

C O N T A C T :

Bryan Self (865-974-2461, cself1@tennessee.edu)

Whitney Heins (865-974-5460, wheins@utk.edu)

Be Sociable, Share!
Tagged as: , ,

Produced by the Office of Communications & Marketing
The University of Tennessee • Knoxville, TN 37996 • (865) 974-2225