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Third Annual High School Calculus Bee April 10

The UNO Math Department and Dual Enrollment Program held the 3rd annual Calculus Bee on the UNO Campus Friday, April 10th. To qualify for the Bee, tests were sent to local high schools and the top scorers from each school earned a spot in the clicker round held in person at UNO. The clicker round consisted of 30 multiple choice questions and students used clicker technology to send in their answers. The top 8 scorers continued on to the double elimination buzzer round where students went head-to-head to prove that they were the Grand Deriver. Due to the high attendance of the event (over 650 students came to UNO to compete and/or cheer on their classmates), there were two Bees held simultaneously - one in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service and the other in the Community Engagement Center. Winners were declared in each room with the top 3 being awarded gift certificates to the UNO Bookstore.

The event could not have happened without the extraordinary support of the UNO Math Department faculty and students. Approximately a dozen faculty members assisted with the planning and implementation of the event with the faculty members acting as MCs, flippers, and judges. There were also roughly 30 student helpers that volunteered their time to help serve pizza, sign-in the schools, pass out T-shirts, set-up for the event and clean up after. The Food Services department at UNO also played a huge role in making sure there was enough pizza to feed all of the high school students. The success of the Calculus Bee is directly related to the collaboration between the departments, faculty, and students. 

There were 19 participating high schools: Abraham Lincoln, Bellevue East, Bellevue West, Blair, Brownell-Talbot, Bryan, Elkhorn, Mercy, Millard North, Millard South, Omaha North, Omaha Northwest, Papillion-La Vista, Papillion-La Vista South, Plattsmouth, Roncalli, Skutt Catholic, Underwood, Westside

CPACS Winners:

1st Place: Darrel Chew, Omaha North

2nd Place: Sean McDermott, Skutt Catholic

3rd Place: Monica Pham, Bellevue West

CEC Winners:

1st Place: Anhmai Vu, Papillion-La Vista South

2nd Place: Colin Reedy, Bellevue East

3rd Place: Seth Johnson, Millard North

posted April 30. 2015


Congratulations to the Three Math Department Faculty Who Won College of Arts and Sciences Awards

The awards are:

College of Arts and Sciences Research Award: Dr. Andrzej Roslanowski

College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award: Dr. Angie Hodge

College of Arts and Sciences Service Award: Dr. Janice Rech

Congratulations to all of you!

posted March 17, 2015

Katie Wanek, Winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Award in Mathematics

Congratulations to Katie for winning this prestigious award! Student honorees are selected on the basis if their outstanding academic achievement and their contributions to the University. Awards will be presented at the Student Honors Convocation ceremony on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 3:00pm in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

posted March 16, 2015

Katie Wanek, Math Club President, Has Article Published in Math Horizons

Katie's article, "10 Ways to Spice Up Your Math Club", appeared in the November 2014 issue of Math Horizons. The magazine is published by the Mathematical Association of America. Excellent job, Katie! To view entire article, click here.

Congratulations to the December 2014 Graduates

For the list of December graduates, click here. For a list of previous graduates, click here.

3rd Annual Calculus Bee November 21, 2014

Congratulations to the winners and finalists! Also, a huge thank you to the organizers and the many volunteers!!

First Place: Ryan Crosby (Dr. Todd)

Second Place: Luke Dolezal (Sam Butler)

Third Place: Rachel Pruch (Dr. Todd)

Finalists: David Forsyth (Dr. Rech), Gabe Larsen (Dr. Rech), Ryan Pflug (Sam Butler), Cory Staashelm (Sam Butler), Ethan Summers (Dr. Todd)

Congratulations to the August 2014 Graduates

For the list of August graduates, click here. For a list of previous graduates, click here.

UNO Receives $1.2 Million for STEM Scholarships

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 May 2014 Graduates

For the list of May graduates, click here. For a list of previous graduates, click here.

James Earl Scholarship 2014-2015

Congratulations to the recipients! Brad Horner, Harrison LeFrois, Dylan Strimple, and Alyson VanArsdall. For more information regarding the James Earl Scholarship, click here.

Math Department Honoree 2013-2014

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

Second Annual High School Calculus Bee

Congratulations to the winners!

Bracket 1:

First Place: Zach Warneke - Millard South

Second Place: Edward Yuan - Millard South

Third Place: Jordon Wheeler - Westside

Bracket 2:

First Place: Jessee Zhang - Elkhorn

Second Place: Josh Sheppard - Bryan

Third Place: Raymond Thai - Millard North

Putnam Team Results

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.

Congratulations to the December 2013 Graduates

For the list of December graduates, click here. For a list of previous graduates, click here.

Second Annual UNO Calculus Bee - Friday November 22

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

11th Annual High School Math Contest - Friday October 25

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

Congratulations to the August 2013 Graduates

For the list of August graduates, click here. For a list of previous graduates, click here.