News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF hosting math competition for high school students
(January 20, 2015) – The University of Saint Francis will host the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12B for students in grades 9-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education, rooms 156 A & B.
Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, and the 75-minute test will follow. A program will be available to parents during the test, and the event will wrap up with awards.
An optional 90-minute preparatory session will be offered in the Doermer Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. For additional practice materials, go to: amc.maa.org. To register for the competition, contact Carolyn Exner ator 260-399-8067.
First administered in 1950, the AMC’s purpose is increasing interest in mathematics and developing problem-solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics competitions for junior (grades 8 and below) and senior (grades 9-12) high school students.
“We are excited to host this mathematics competition for the fifth consecutive year, and welcome this opportunity to provide an academic challenge in a university setting for young mathematicians,” said Dr. Victor Kutsenok, chair of the USF Department of Mathematics.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.