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Friday, September 25, 2015

Small c Math Contest 2015

Last Friday, September 25, was a beautiful sunny evening but over 475 first and second year students still showed up to write the Fifteenth Annual Small c Mathematics Competition. This is a record number of participants!

Congratulations go to the following top-performing students.

1st year students: Chun Ho Lau and Anqi (Joyce) Yang

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Velocity Fund Finals: Math highlights!

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups. Each year Velocity produces three pitch competition events where the Velocity Fund awards at least $115,000 in money to winners. To read more about the Velocity Fund Finals, please visit their website.

At the Velocity Fund Finals, Spring 2015, the following students from the Math faculty pitched their ideas:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Putnam Results 2014

Putnam team

The University of Waterloo team did extremely well in the 2014 Putnam Competition, finishing in 4th place.

Pictured, from left to right: Dean Ian Goulden, 2014 Waterloo Putnam team members Daniel Spivak and Sam Eisenstat, with coach Prof. Stephen New.

The top 5 universities:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bernoulli Trials Contest

The Bernoulli Trials Contest (PDF) was held on Saturday, March 7th.

This is a recreational contest in which contestants are given a sequence of statements, and they must decide (or guess) whether the statements are true or false.

This year, contestants were being eliminated after their third incorrect answer.

Monday, December 1, 2014

iGEM team wins gold medal at International Giant Jamboree

2014 iGEM Mathematical Modelling team.

The Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, composed of students from the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Applied Health Sciences, won a gold medal for designing StaphylocideStaphylocide is a synthetic bacterium that is designed to turn off the antibiotic-resistance gene in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), making it responsive to treatment again.

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