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SIU to host Math Field Day for high school students

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

High schools from Illinois and Missouri will be sending their best and brightest mathematicians to SIU for the annual Math Field Day.

SIU staff expects 40 different schools to participate in the contest with a maximum of 36 students from each grade able to compete, according to a university press release.

The event features a comprehensive test designed by university mathematics department faculty, which begins March 19 at 10 a.m. and runs until noon at the SIU Arena.

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This year’s awards will be $75 and $50 to the first and second place finishers, respectively, in each grade. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

The event will also feature workshops presented by SIU faculty and graduate students, as well as a program for teachers.

For more information, contact SIU’s math department at  618-453-5302 or visit their website.

Staff reporter Jacob Lorenz can be reached at [email protected]

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One Response to “SIU to host Math Field Day for high school students”

  1. Saah Patrick on March 11th, 2019 9:06 am

    This is a fabulous turnout! Well done! I was just helping with the regional Science Olympiad in Belleville, IL on 03/09/19 (supervising the Disease Detectives component). Seems like the Math Field Day and Science Olympiad could have a number of students involved in both. I love to see Southern Illinois supporting STEM! Thank you!

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