University and High School Students Advance to Integration Bee Finals

05/25/11

The University of Scranton’s Mathematics Department held its fourth annual Integration Bee recently on campus for high school and college students. The format of the competition is similar to that of a spelling bee, except contestants are given integrals to calculate.

In the first round of the bee, participants were asked to evaluate approximately 20 definite integrals. Five participants in each category moved on to the final round, where they were challenged to find an anti-derivative of a single real variable function within two minutes.

HS Finalists

Pictured with the finalists in the high school competition are, from left: Michael Allocca, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and co-organizer of the bee; finalists were Joshua Cohen, East Stroudsburg High School South; Quentin Cheng, Wyoming Seminary; Christopher Hunt, Weatherly Area High School; Hoang Tran, Wyoming Seminary; Max Ngo, Wyoming Seminary, who won the high school bee; and Jennifer Vasquez, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and co-organizer of the bee.

College

Pictured with finalists in the collegiate portion of the competition are, from left: Michael Allocca, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics; University of Scranton student finalists Valerie Lindner, Falls, winner of the college bee; Alex Borselli, Phoeniz, Ariz.; Juan C. McNamara, Yardville, N.J.; Theresa Iannuzzi, Shrewsbury; Megan Connell, Havertown; and Jennifer Vasquez, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and co-organizer of the bee.

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