By Ian Hanigan
Two teams from University High School have earned high honors after participating in an intense mathematical competition that tested their knowledge of algebra, geometry, calculus, programming and other disciplines.
In all, 581 teams from 131 schools from around the globe signed up for the 16th annual High School Math Modeling (HiMCM) competition — including 28 teams from Uni High. But no more than eight squads achieved the highest designation of “Outstanding,” and the Uni team of Daniel Johnson, Matthew Ku, Vinson Luo and David Zheng was one of them, according to results released on Jan. 24.
A separate Uni squad of Matthew Lin, Sparsh Sah, Albert Tung and Lohit Velapapudi earned “National Finalist” status, which was awarded to just 10 teams in the United States.
“This is truly amazing and certainly demonstrates that our students are able to apply what they learn in the classroom to solve real-world problems,” Uni Assistant Principal Patsy Janda said.
Sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, the hyper-rigorous competition challenged teams of up to four students to solve one of two real-world problems over the course of 36 consecutive hours in November. (More on those problems in a minute.) Students …read more
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