UCCS to host middle and high school math competition

Valerie Quarles, (719) 255-3007, [email protected] Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, [email protected]
Math Olympiad medal

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad will return for its 34th year April 28 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

An estimated 400 middle and high school students from around the state will meet in Berger Hall at 8 a.m. and move to Gallogly Events Center at 9 a.m. to begin the competition. Participants get four hours to complete five essay-style problems.

On May 5, Alexander Soifer, CMO chair and professor, Interdepartmental Studies, will review solutions to the problems and present awards. The award ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Berger Hall with a reception to follow.

The CMO is a chance for middle and high school students to test their talents and ingenuity while competing for medals, scholarships and other prizes.

The CMO is the largest essay-type mathematical competition in the United States with participants competing against one another. Suggested participation levels are grades 6 through 12, though no student is excluded. Wolfram Research, Springer Publishing and the UCCS Chancellor’s Office provide prizes and scholarships. UCCS will offer gold, silver and bronze medalists a scholarship. Other prizes include Casio calculators, math software, and books written by Alexander Soifer.

Student participation is free and open to all middle and high school students. There is no limit on the number of schools or students who may participate.

The Colorado Math Olympiad is supported by Wolfram Research, Mu Alpha Theta, Springer Publishing, the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences, Dining and Hospitality Services, Parking and Transportation, School District 20 and School District 11, Greg Hoffman, Bob Ewell and Alexander Soifer.

For more information about the Math Olympiad, and to view problems from previous years, visit http://olympiad.uccs.edu.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest-growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 45 bachelor’s, 22 master’s and five doctoral degree programs. UCCS enrolls about 12,000 students on campus annually and another 3,300 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.