Flexing the Math muscle
Mathletes will converge on Kettering later this month to flex their Mathematical muscles in the Fifth Annual Kettering Math Olympiad.
The fifth annual Kettering University Math Olympiad will be Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center building, hosted by the Applied Mathematics faculty. The Olympiad is a competition for students in grades 9 through 12, and is designed to identify and encourage students with interests and abilities in mathematics.
The Olympiad consists of four to six challenging problems and has a time limit of four hours. Problems range from "mind benders" that require little mathematical skill to problems that require knowledge of geometry, trigonometry and beginning calculus. The first, second, and third place competitors will be awarded Best-Buy gift certificates of $1000, $700 and $300, respectively, and four fourth place gift certificates of $100 will be awarded.
In addition, this year's first and second place contestants will receive a full-tuition, four-year scholarship and a half-tuition four year scholarship, respectively, to Kettering University for students who later enroll.
For more information on the Olympiad, please visit the Olympiad web-site: http://www2.kettering.edu/acad/scimath/appmath/olympiad/