The 30th annual Math Day will be held at the Lory Student Center on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, on the Colorado State University campus.
Math Day has been hosted each year by Colorado State’s Department of Mathematics since 1977 and attracts 300 to 400 of the best math students from Colorado high schools for a day of mathematics competition. The highlight of the day is a college bowl-style competition which features a full, double-elimination tournament with three-member teams from 64 schools. Individual contestants can take the PROBE (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Efforts) examination which is a written exam featuring challenging problems with potential full scholarships for the ten highest scorers to study at Colorado State as mathematics majors. Hewlett Packard of Fort Collins donated three computer workstations as prizes for both individual and team competitions.
Also at the event, the Department of Mathematics will present its 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award to Mitch Green, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the department in the 1980s. Green is now works as director of mail product strategy for Yahoo!. He as also worked for Netflix, America Online and Netscape Communications Corporation.
The annual event has given the Department of Mathematics the opportunity to maintain close ties with Colorado’s secondary schools. For information on Math Day, visit www.math.colostate.edu/mathday/.