Best high school talent sought for Math Olympiad

By Website Administrator | Apr 19, 2002

The Second Annual Kettering University Mathematics Olympiad is set for Saturday, April 27.

The Second Annual Kettering University Mathematics Olympiad is set for Saturday, April 27. High school participants will solve four to six problems during the four hours of the competition. Prizes include:
** First prize: $1,000 gift certificate
** Second prize: $700 gift certificate
** Third prize: $300 gift certificate, and
** Four fourth prizes of a scientific calculator.

The examination is designed for students in grades 9-12. Any student working toward a high school degree, who is currently enrolled in a public, private or home-school program, can sit for the examination.

Members of Kettering's Mathematics faculty will meet and welcome the contestants in the lobby of Kettering's Campus Center, starting at 10 a.m. Contestants will be escorted to the examination room at 10:20 a.m. and the exam will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. The exam consists of four to six problems and has a time limit of four hours. The exam will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

From 3:30-4:30 p.m., there will be a solution session that contestants (and parents, if they wish) may attend. Faculty members will present solutions to the problems on the exam. Depending on the number of contestants, the winners of the competition will be announced and the prizes will be awarded.

The 2001 Math Olympiad winners were:
** First place: Ben Mermelstein, Glenside, Pa.
** Second place: Gregoire Morand, Otisville, Mich., and
** Third place: Rebecca Johnson, Linden, Mich.

More info is available at:

The questions and solutions from last year's exam are available to review on Kettering's web site. Students are asked to register on the web site, however contestants may register at the examination.

Questions about the Olympiad should be directed to Dr. Ruben Hayrapetyan at (810) 762-7877 or Dr. Joe Salacuse at (810)762-7924.