Written by Kate Harner
Nineteen teams from colleges from across New England, including Southern Connecticut State University,
Contestants worked in teams and took a two-hour exam featuring problems in geometry, probability, combinatorics, number theory and other areas of mathematics.
Conference attendees heard keynote lectures on recreational and applied mathematics and listened to undergraduate students present papers. They also attended a reception and banquet, where they met with competing students and networked with speakers and professors.
Prior to the competition, Mizan Khan, professor of mathematics and Eastern's Mathematics Department chair, and Christian Yankov, associate professor of mathematics, advised and prepared the students.