Are You Up to the Challenge? Win $2,500 in the CUNY Math Challenge

February 4, 2014 1:44 pm Faculty, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, President Fernández, Provost, Student Affairs, Student Awards, Students, Undergraduate Studies

Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy playing around with math? Are you up to the Challenge?

The sixth annual CUNY Math Challenge is open for registration. This University-wide mathematics competition invites all matriculated undergraduate Lehman College and City University of New York students to participate in this year’s contest.  The opening round begins on Monday, February 10.

There will be three online rounds of interesting and challenging problems, ranging in difficulty from the “not easy” to the “pretty tough.” No knowledge of “advanced Mathematics” is needed.  Participants will have two weeks per round to submit their answers, accumulating points along the way. Top performers after the three rounds will be invited to sit for a final in-person exam on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Approximately $15,000 in prize money will be awarded, with prizes ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Click here for more information and to register.

“This University-wide mathematics competition will identify and reward our most creative mathematical minds,”  said Julia Wrigley, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost. “The challenging mathematical problems and puzzles used in the contest have been developed by a committee of CUNY faculty. We encourage every CUNY undergraduate who enjoys or excels in math, whether a math major or not, to rise to the Challenge.”

The CUNY Math Challenge is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD) and supported by the Office of the Chancellor.