2017 Indiana State MATHCOUNTS Championship
Held on March 11th at Purdue University
State Champion West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School MATHCOUNTS team. L to R: Assist. Coach: Jonathan Polk, Kevin Xiang, Ranger Kuang, Evelyn Cai, Coach Pam Porterfield, and Song Kim
Listed below are the top 6 teams from a 41-team field:
The top ten individual finishers are listed below. All will be offered four-year $2,000 per year scholarships to Purdue to study mathematics, science, or engineering. The top male finisher, Jack Liu and the top female finisher, Rhea Acharya will both be offered $5,000 per year four year scholarships to Rose Hulman. The top four finishers will constitute the Indiana Team which will compete in the 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, May 13-16, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. That team, by MATHCOUNTS policy, will be coached by Pam Porterfield who was the coach of the winning team.
MATHCOUNTS, the first nationwide program of its kind, combines the efforts of education, business, government and the technological community to promote math excellence among junior high school students.
MATHCOUNTS was developed over 25 years ago as a positive and rewarding solution to reversing the current problem of math illiteracy and as a way to make parents, educators and the general public aware of career opportunities in math.
The program builds skills, promotes strategic problem-solving and drills students in dealing with complex problems and hard-to-handle numbers - all a critical part of our technological society. It also provides an opportunity to bring 7th and 8th graders together to prompt lively exchange of mathematical ideas through competition.
MATHCOUNTS impacts these student "mathletes" at an age when they are formulating attitudes about math and technology and when they can still elect to take college math courses in high school to prepare them for future math or engineering careers.
Indiana has performed well at the national level, placing in the top ten several years in a row including the national championship in 1995.
Thank you to Purdue Federal Credit Union for supporting MATHCOUNTS 2016
The Founding Sponsors of MATHCOUNTS are the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and CNA Financial Corporation.
National Sponsors include: 3M, ConocoPhillips, GM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Company, and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
National Contributors include: Tyco Electronics Foundation
Link to National MATHCOUNTS: www.mathcounts.org
Patricia J. Behrens, P.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org)