Colorado State University - Pueblo announces 33rd annual Math Day results
PUEBLO – The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University-Pueblo has announced the results from the 33nd Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held on campus Thursday, Nov. 18.
More than 200 students from the 23 schools that follow participated in Math Day activities: Air Academy, Antonito, Campo, Canon City, Centennial(San Luis), Center, Coronado, Doherty, Edison, Ellicott, Fountain Fort Carson, Kim, La Junta, Lewis Palmer, Palmer, Pine Creek, Pritchett, Pueblo Central, Pueblo Centennial, Rampart, Southern Colorado Early College, Swink, and Widefield.
The Math Bowl Competition requires two three-person teams to go head-to-head in a 15-minute race for points. Each team alternately is given a mathematical question and has 25 seconds to respond. The team with the most points then goes to the next round. Winning teams proceed through the bracket to the final round.
Student participants also were able to visit chemistry and biology laboratories. Students participated in demonstrations of properties of physics in the physics laboratories as well.
The 2010 Math Bowl winner is Air Academy, coached by 1993 CSU-Pueblo graduate Barb Wilson, featuring team members Allan Gardner, David Bonney, and David Rincon-Cruz. Swink placed second with team members Charles Grossom, Josysa Gallegos, and Andy Bartolo. Semifinalists were Lewis-Palmer with team members Paulo Iza, Dejan Gvozdenac, and Parker Chambers, and Kim High School with team members Ann Hollingsworth, Logan Patterson, and Alexa Feemster. Consolation went to Palmer High School with team members Ryan Dewey, Josh Nuez, and Alyssa Soulvie.
The Swanson Competition was named after Clarence Swanson, a long-time chair of the math department. The in-depth, problem-solving, written test offers students from Southern Colorado high schools the opportunity to vie for six trophies. Of the 166 students to take the exam, the top six contestants are listed below in rank order with the highest listed first followed by the student’s high school:
1. Allan Gardner Air Academy High School
2. Sebastian Rowe (8th Grader) Edison High School
3. Dejan Gvozdenac Lewis Palmer High School
4. WooChul Han Swink High School
5. Adam Moser Ellicott High School
6. David Bonney Air Academy High School
The following Swanson Competition contestants earned honorable mention. The students are listed by home town, then alphabetically by last name followed by their high schools:
Jeffrey Carlson Canon City High School
Dalton Eurek Canon City High School
Graham Harper Canon City High School
Colby McKibbin Canon City High School
Nathan Lindeman Doherty High School
Caleb Smith Doherty High School
Kit Lewis Fountain Fort Carson High School
Ryan Dewey Palmer High School
Justin Holmes Pine Creek High School
Everett Hildenbrandt Pine Creek High School
Kyle Flanegin Rampart High School
Michael Rees La Junta High School
Cinthia Cruz Centennial High School
John Balan Widefield High School
Dustin Burchett Widefield High School