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Mathcounts

On March 14, the 2015 State MATHCOUNTS competition was held at the University of Hartford.  A team of middle school Mathletes® from Dodd Middle School in Cheshire won first place. The top individual was Prasik Mohanraj from Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven.

Members of the winning team are: Ayan Bhattacharjee, Berkley Fang, Yasin Tarabar and Will Zhu and the coach is Thomas Tuscano.

The second, third and fourth place teams are Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven, The Foote School in New Haven and Middlebrook School in Wilton, respectively.

The top four individuals from the State Competition will represent Connecticut at the 2015 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, May 7-10. The four team members are: Prasik Mohanraj in first place, from Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven, Hizami Anuar in second place, from Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven, David Metrick, in third place, from The Foote School in New Haven and William Duan, in fourth place, from Middlebrook School in Wilton. The coach is Megan Williams from The Foote School in New Haven.

In our increasingly technological society, those students who do not begin developing strong problem-solving, logical thinking and analytical abilities in middle school will face an uphill battle later in life if they wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. As the only nationwide math enrichment, club and competition program designed to improve math skills for U.S. middle school students, MATHCOUNTS prepares students for future career opportunities and success. More than 6 million students across the U.S. have participated in MATHCOUNTS programs.

The competition is organized by the Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers, hosted by the University of Hartford and sponsored by the Connecticut Engineers Education Foundation.

The National Sponsors of MATHCOUNTS are Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, National Society of Professional Engineers, Phillips 66, Texas Instruments Incorporated, 3Mgives, CNA Foundation, Art of Problem Solving and NextThought.  MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Foundation.

Additional information on MATHCOUNTS is available at www.mathcounts.org

Questions:

Rich Olsowy
Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers
State MATHCOUNTS Coordinator
860.528.2066
olsowyeng@comcast.net

Ann Lankford
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
860.768.4339
lankford@hartford.edu