Big E and Special K contest results 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Big E and Special K contests 2013 (PDF) were held on Saturday November 9. These are mathematics contests for undergraduate University of Waterloo students.

The Special K contest is for first year students and the Big E contest 
is for upper year students. Both contests consist of six problems, and complete written solutions are required.

The winners of the Big E contest were:

  • First place: Hao Sun
  • Second place: Yifan Hu
  • Third place: Ariel Gershon

The next few students, each of whom solved four of the problems, were:

  • Ritvik Ramkumar,
  • Rutger Campbell,
  • Raymond Cheng, and
  • Kangning (Colin) Chen.

The following few students, who each solved 3 of the problems, were:

  • Yue Liu,
  • Jordan Teitelbaum,
  • Volodymyr Lyubinets,
  • Robert Gooding-Townsend,
  • Kaiyu Wu, and
  • Huaxin (Henry) Liu.

The winners of the Special K contest were:

  • First place: Daniel Spivak
  • Second place: Shouzhen Gu
  • Third place: Wenchao Du

The next few contestants, who solved 3 problems each, were:

  • Trevor Clinkenbeard,
  • Yi Liu, and
  • Wuhan Zhou.

Congratulations to all the winners!

In each contest, there is a 200 dollar prize for first place, a 150 dollar prize for second place and a 100 dollar prize for third place.

Stephen New

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