April 4, 2009 - Department Hosts 33rd Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition

On Saturday, April 4, Albion College hosted students and faculty from 11 Michigan colleges in the 33rd Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition. Teams of 2 or 3 students faced off in a 10-question, 3-hour exam covering a variety of undergraduate mathematics topics. Calvin College is the defending LMMC champion; Albion teams won the contest in 2004 and 2007. The 2009 LMMC was written by Andy Niedermayer of the University of California-San Diego. Representing Albion in the LMMC were Chen Chen, Yang Chen, Rachel Kamischke, Whitney Patton, Kathryn Wagner, and Qian Wang. In addition to coordinating the 2009 LMMC, Mark Bollman advised the two Albion entries. Results of the competition are expected by the end of the academic year. The 2010 LMMC will be hosted by Grand Valley State University.