News & Events
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will soon contribute more STEM educators to the work force after receiving a $1.2 million grant to provide scholarship funding and internship programs for future high school math teachers. For the complete story, click here.
Congratulations to the recipients! Brad Horner, Harrison LeFrois, Dylan Strimple, and Alyson VanArsdall. For more information regarding the James Earl Scholarship, click here.
Teng Li is the 2013-2014 Math Department Honoree. Each April, an outstanding undergraduate Math major is honored with an award at the Student Honors Convocation. Congratulations Teng! For past recipients, click here.
Posted February 6, 2014
Congratulations to the winners!
First Place: Zach Warneke - Millard South
Second Place: Edward Yuan - Millard South
Third Place: Jordon Wheeler - Westside
First Place: Jessee Zhang - Elkhorn
Second Place: Josh Sheppard - Bryan
Third Place: Raymond Thai - Millard North
UNO's Putnam Team, Teng Li, Isaac Anderson, and Brad Horner placed 49 out of 557 institutions from across the US and Canada, placing UNO in the top 10% of schools in North America!! This is UNO's best result, ever! The previous best was 2002, placing 67 out of 476 schools, or the top 15%.
Teng Li scored 27 points (rank 382 out of the 4113 contestants, or top 10%)
Brad Horner scored 20 points (rank 597, or top 15%)
Isaac Anderson scored 10 points (rank 1324, or top 1/3)
Emily Divis scored 10 points (rank 1324, or top 1/3)
Brandon Kirk scored 10 points (rank 1324, or top 1/3)
The other students who participated were Nathan Cornelius and Harrison LeFrois. Congratulations everyone!!
For more information on the Putnam Competition, click here.
Over 75 calculus students completed the written round of UNO's Second Annual Calculus Bee. Sixteen of those students will compete in a head-to-head Calculus Bee on Friday, November 22nd at 1pm in Durham 115/116. Join us for the excitement as the students compete for UNO's top deriver! Come cheer on the contestants and eat FREE PIZZA for all who attend!!!
The 16 contestants, ranked according to their scores on the written exam, highest to lowest, and their teachers are:
Micah Swab, Dr. Hodge; Andrew Hackett, Dr. Rech; Hannah Price, Dr. Todd; Chen Chen, Mrs. Vranicar; Grant Darner, Dr. Hodge; Chris Walters, Mr. Butler-Hunziker; Tam Dam, Dr. Rech; Sara Kleinsasser, Dr. Rech; Karl Kalinowski, Dr. Hodge; Emily Steinbach, Dr. Hodge; Allison Brock, Dr. Rech; Derek Harris, Dr. Rech; Allison Crawford, Dr. Meyer; Paul Christensen, Dr. Rech; Austin Karel, Mr. Butler-Hunziker; Emmaline Meyer, Dr. Rech
Good luck to all the contestants!!
Congratulations to the winners! First Place: Emmaline Meyer, Second Place: Allison Brock
For complete results, click here.
Posted November 18, 2013
The 11th Annual High School Math Contest took place at UNO on Friday October 25, 1:00pm to 3:15pm, with 125 high school students participating from 13 high schools. Contestants had to solve 5 problems, which were graded independently by a faculty member and a graduate or upper level student then assigned a score, from 0 to 10, for a maximum of 100 points. The score for each school was determined by the sum of the scores of the top three contestants from that school. For 2013, Lincoln East is the winner with a total of 267 points and will receive the traveling trophy this year. Congratulations to the students from Lincoln East!
1st Place, 96 points:
Derek Chew (Omaha North, Instructor: Darren Holley)
2nd Place, 89 points (tie):
Tony Kirkpatrick (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)
Akshay Rajagopal (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)
Ingrid Zhang (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)
4th Place, 79 points (tie):
Caravaggio Caniglia (Brownell-Talbot, Instructor: Jessica Ryan)
Sheng-Yau Lim (Millard North, Instructor: Aaron Harding)
5th Place, 77 points:
Keenan Allen (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)
6th Place, 75 points:
Michael Svolos (Omaha Central, Instructor: Greg Sand)
7th Place, 74 points (tie):
Ryan Goding (Omaha Central, Instructor: Greg Sand)
Wyatt Osborn (Elkhorn, Instructor: Richard Arch):
Celine Quiring (Millard North, Instructor: Aaron Harding)
Congratulations to these winners and thank you to all the students, as well as their teachers, for participating!!
For more information, click here.
Posted October 28th, 2013