Morgantown Student Named Champion Of State Mathematics Field Day Held At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 24 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

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MORGANTOWN STUDENT NAMED CHAMPION

OF STATE MATHEMATICS FIELD DAY HELD AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – Raymond Liu of Morgantown finished in first place among students in grades 10-12 in the Forty-First Annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day held April 18, 2015 at Concord University.

This is the second year in a row that the 11th grader from Morgantown High School has been the event’s champion.

Each year the first place winner of the mathematics competition has the honor of taking home the Carl Cummings Memorial Award, an impressive traveling trophy, and displaying it at his or her school for a year. For Liu, that means carrying the trophy back to Morgantown after having just relinquished it as his time as reigning champion for 2014 drew to a close.

Liu, who represents Region 7, along with the 14 other students making up the top 15 scorers in the grades 10-12 competition, will compete in the American Regions Math League (ARML) competition. The ARML event will be held May 29-30, 2015 at Penn State.

More than 200 students from across West Virginia participated in the State Mathematics Field Day at Concord University on April 18. The field day is for students in grades 4-12 with schools in each of eight regions sending three students to represent their region in each grade level 4-9 and 10 students for the grades 10-12 competition.

The West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day is sponsored in part by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

Dr. Christopher McClain, Concord assistant professor of mathematics, coordinated the 2015 event on the Concord University campus.

In conjunction with the mathematics competition, Concord faculty and students hosted an open house in the Science Building featuring demonstrations and activities in computer science, astronomy, chemistry, geology, biology and physics for K-12 teachers, students and their parents.

Mr. Lonnie Bowe, assistant professor of computer science, coordinated several activities for open house guests. He demonstrated a game for smart phones designed by Concord students. Bowe also offered attendees a lesson in programming by showing them how to build their own games at one of the computer stations in the classroom.

Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Alice Hawthorne Allen discussed topics such as the color of light and what is required to launch a rocket into space. She is the recipient of a grant for public science outreach from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Extension.

 

A list of the West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day winners is attached below.

Two photos are also attached below.

Raymond Liu of Morgantown, right, receives the Carl Cummings Memorial Award for finishing first among students in grades 10-12 in the Forty-First Annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day held April 18, 2015 at Concord University. Edward Barlow with the West Virginia State Math Field Day Organization is presenting the award.

Lonnie Bowe, assistant professor of computer science at Concord, shows how building a game can also be a lesson in programming. He is one of several Concord faculty participating in the open house.

 

 

2015 West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day Results

 

4th Grade

1st – Rohan Hamirani – Region 5

2nd – Carter Thomas Herron – Region 7

3rd – James Bostic – Region 5

4th – Patrick Ward – Region 3

5th – Jakeb Wells – Region 2

Game Master Award – Samvat Yadav – Region 1

5th Grade

1st – Kenneth Wang – Region 7

2nd – Hassan Dahsan – Region 3

3rd – Fred Carroll – Region 6

4th –Nathan Dieffenbaugher – Region 6

5th – Dean Bai – Region 5

Game Master Award – Carolina Wilson – Region 8

6th Grade

1st – Nina Saluja – Region 8

2nd – John Ward – Region 3

3rd – Peter Luo – Region  7

4th – Sachin Thaker – Region 7

5th – Jacob Swecker – Region 3

Game Master Award – Hannah Jones – Region 1

7th Grade

1st – Peyton Pack – Region 4

2nd – Abraham Goodman – Region 7

3rd – Riley McAllister – Region 6

4th – Walker Combs – Region 3

5th – Ben Shi – Region 7

Game Master Award – Riley McAllister – Region 6

8th Grade

1st – Frank Liu – Region 7

2nd – Kenneth Powell – Region 3

3rd – Leah Haines – Region 7

4th – Nikolas Mihailidis – Region 3

5th – Catherine Stodola – Region 3

Game Master Award – Michael Lemon – Region 4

9th Grade

1st – Michael Yan – Region 7

2nd – Vishnu Kasireddy – Region 3

3rd – Bryce Tayengco – Region 2

4th – Zayd Tolaymat – Region 3

5th – Teresa Riffle – Region 5

Game Master Award – Mason Clark – Region 7

Jar of Candy from Physical Estimation: Kenneth Powell – 8th Grade – Region 3

Top Region Grades 4-9: Region 7

10th – 12th Grades

1st – Raymond Liu – Region 7

2nd – Kathryn Wantlin – Region 3

3rd – Cathy Li – Region 7

4th – Ike Tan – Region 6

5th – Siddharth Subramanyam – Region 7

6th – Vishnupriya Kasireddy – Region 3

7th – Samuel Mathers – Region 7

8th – Adam Roh – Region 7

9th – Jarren Tay – Region 3

10th – Mathew Peries – Region 7

11th – Thomas Nagy – Region 6

11th – Jamie Rose – Region 1

13th – Isaac Withrow – Region 3

14th – Jessica Hammersla – Region 8

15th – Stephen Chen – Region 7

16th – Dalton Minger – Region 6

17th – Ryan Edwards – Region 3

18th – Will Shiels – Region 2

19th – Saeed Kuzmar – Region 7

20th – Saim Rana – Region 1

21st – Ethan Reed – Region 3

22nd – Jacob Bennett – Region 1

23rd – Paola Burcl-Gonzalez – Region 2

24th – Rebecca Joyce – Region 5

25th – Stephen Groh – Region 8

26th – Harshit Agarwal – Region 1

27th – Caleb Houdyschell – Region 2

28th – Chris Luckeydoo – Region 2

28th – Caleb Miller – Region 1

30th – Anthony Perdew – Region 5

The top 15 10th – 12th graders will proceed to ARML on May 30 at Penn State. If a student is unable to attend, officials go down the list in the order of 16-30 to find an alternate who can attend.

Top Region Grades 10-12: Region 7

Carl Cummings Award: Raymond Liu – Region 7

Most Beneficial Team Member: Ike Tan – Region 6

 

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