Michigan All-Star Team Competes in National Mathematics Contest
The Michigan All-Star team of 45 high school mathematics students fielded three teams in the American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) Competition. This is the 23rd year Michigan has participated in the competition. The national competition was held on June 2, 2012, on the campuses of the University of Iowa, Pennsylvania State University, University of Georgia, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The Michigan team competed in Iowa. A total of 140 teams of 15 students each represented various regions of the United States and Canada. International teams competed in the International Regions Mathematics League (IRML).
From the website www.arml.com: "… ARML is the World Series of [high school] mathematics competitions. … The competition consists of several events, which include a team round, a power question (in which a team solves proof-oriented questions), an individual round, two relay rounds (in which a contestant solves a problem and passes his/her answer to another team member, who uses this answer to solve another problem), and a super relay."
The Michigan A1 Reals placed 16th nationally out of a field of 78 teams in the A division. They were fourth at the Iowa site in the A division.
The Michigan A2 Naturals placed 52nd nationally out of a field of 78 teams in the A division. In 2011 they were #1 in the country in the B division, and qualified to move up to A.
The Michigan B1 Primes, ranked 13th out of 62 teams in the B division. They were fourth at the Iowa site in the B division.
Students from the Rochester area are:
Rochester HS: Aditya Venkatesh,
Rochester Adams HS: Zhibin Deng, Edgar Hu, Daniel Jin
Mathematics professors Ruth Favro of Lawrence Technological University, Ada Dong of Oakland University, and David Friday of Grand Rapids Community College organized the Michigan team. Guest coaches were Michael Khoury, University of Michigan, and Michael Bolt, Calvin College. Assistant coaches were university students and former team members Paul Lewis and Nicholas Triantafillou, University of Michigan, and Nikita Consul, Krithika Shanmugasundaram, and Ram Bhaskar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Members of the Michigan team were selected from the top 100 students out of about 10,000 who participated in the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC) last fall, an activity of the Mathematical Association of America-Michigan Section. Support for practices and travel to the competition was provided by: the George S. & Helen G. Deffenbaugh Foundation; alumni/ae, parents, and coaches of the All-Stars; and from Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, and Calvin College.
The team is made up of the following students from a variety of cities across Michigan:
Ann Arbor/Superior Twp/ Northville: Ann Arbor Pioneer HS: Siyan Daniel Li, Peter Zhang; Ann Arbor Huron HS: Kevin Lee, Alan Xu
Birmingham/Bloomfield/Walled Lake: Detroit Country Day School: Tian Cathy Dong, David Lu, Kyungmo Eric Ryu; International Academy: Divya Goel, Hirsh Jain, Cyndia Cao; Walled Lake Western: Perry Lee
Canton: Plymouth/Salem HS: Natasha Consul, Nitin Ram, Kevin Shi; Detroit Country Day School: Luna Shen; International Academy E: Helen Zhou
Farmington/Farmington Hills: Farmington HS: Rohit Bhadange, Priya Shanmugasundaram; International Academy: Prakhar Bhandari
Novi: Novi HS: Nishant Kakar, Anurag Koduri, Karthik Munugala, Akhil Nistala, Raj Raina, Apurva Shrivastava
Troy: Troy HS: Steven Cheng, Rolland He, Lawrence Kim, Lawrence Wu, Devin Zhang; Troy Athens HS: Vikram Prasad, Michael Yu; International Academy: Mallik Guduguntla; International Academy E: Rhagav Prabhu, Anirudh Sridar
Rochester Hills: Rochester HS: Aditya Venkatesh; Rochester Adams HS: Zhibin Deng, Edgar Hu, Daniel Jin
Clinton Twp/Fraser: University Liggett: Joseph Renzi; DeLasalle HS: Chao Yu, Yue Yu
Okemos: Okemos HS: Mayank Patke
Chassell: Houghton HS: Daniel Gershenson
St. Joseph: St. Joseph HS: Kevin Wu
Note: This announcement was received and posted by the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch.