Cadets win SIAM-SEAS math jeopardy contest
While some students spend spring break at the beach, a team of cadets stayed in Charleston where they placed first in the 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Southeast Atlantic Section (SIAM-SEAS) math jeopardy contest. The annual conference was hosted jointly by The Citadel and the College of Charleston March 25-26.
Like the popular game show “Jeopardy,” the math jeopardy contest requires the participants to choose questions from different categories. Students chose from four topics: calculus I and II, linear algebra, differential equations and computer science. Math majors, Jui-Chian Chen and Shawna Hartman, and physics majors, Pisut Muangsamai and Kevin Young, were awarded the $250 first place prize as well as a first place medal, a certificate and a book entitled “Mathematics: Queen and Servant of Science” by E.T. Bell.
SIAM is a research and educational society that serves as a link among scientists, engineers, applied mathematicians and students. Approximately 181 applied mathematicians, engineers, professors and students from 49 colleges and universities, companies and national laboratories participated in the conference.