Casian Pantea

Department of Mathematics

Outreach

Junior WVU Math Club

With support of many WVU math faculty members, Charis Tsikkou and I are organizing the Junior WVU Math Club, a series of weekly meetings for Morgantown area high-school students. The sessions are centered around a mix of olympiad problem solving and lectures on mathematical topics that complement the high-school math curriculum. We are grateful for the support of MAA, through a Dolciani Enrichment Grant.

https://wiki.math.wvu.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Junior_Math_Club


Integration Bee

With generous support from the WVU Math Department and the WVU Math Club, Charis Tsikkou and I are organizing the WVU Integration Bee competition, open to all WVU students.

This is an annual competition, consisting of a written qualifier and a single-elimination blackboard tournament, open to spectators.

Winner and runner-up will be awarded $100 and $50 WVU Bookstore certificates!

Other Integration Bees (with sample problems):  MIT    Wisconsin    Florida    Youngstown

2017

Congratulations to the 2017 winner Ariel Sitler (Math), and to runner-up and highest ranked high-school student Sam Mathers (University High; Princeton University)! Here are some pictures from the event.

Rules, poster, and qualifier.


Past years



WVU Junior Math Competition

Supported by MAA, university and department funding, Charis Tsikkou, Megan Henry (WVU MS student; CMU PhD student) and I have organized the 2017 WVU Junior Math Competition, open to students grades 7-12 in West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania. The 7-9 grades competition was won by Ben Shi (first, Morgantown High); Oliver Daughert-Long (second, Taylor Alldrice High, Pittsburgh), Sachin Thaker (tied for third, Suncrest Middle School), Chancharik Mitra (tied for third, Moon Area Middle School, Pittsburgh). The winners for 10-12 grades were Frank Liu (first, Morgantown High), Danny Guo (second, Morgantown High), and Sam Mathers (third, University High Morgantown). Here are pictures from the event.

poster