I’ve heard it said that math is like love: a simple idea that can quickly get complicated. Not for Webster University’s undergraduate students who made the science look easy these year while competing in the 15th Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition on the campus of UCM. Under the direction of math professor Dr. Larry Granda, Amy Myers, Sean Higgs, Rose Winkle, Emily Bahr, Justin Dowell and Joe Eisner made the trip. Not only did the co-eds represent their school for the first time ever in the fiercely competitive contest; three of the six working as a team placed 6th overall.
“I can’t put into words how happy I am with all of our students!” Dr. Granda told me after the event. “This a tremendously remarkable achievement—to place 6th our first time ‘out of the gate’ and to place amongst the likes of other outstanding schools.”
This year’s competition saw the greatest number of teams and schools ever in the 15-year history of the competition with 102 students from 16 different colleges and universities in Missouri. Want to try your hand at this year’s problems? Check them out here.