Mount Union College Wins Second Place in ECC Math Competition

April 22, 2010

The East Central Colleges (ECC) recently announced the awards for the undergraduate mathematics competition held in April.

Mount Union College students, Stephanie Barille, a freshman from Mayfield Heights; Erin Burand, a senior from Cleveland; Melissa Clark, a sophomore from Canton; and Matthew Sirocky, a junior from Brookpark; were awarded second place in the fifth annual competition. The second team that Mount Union entered placed sixth. This team included Matthew Antonini, a freshman from Fombell, PA; Amanda Darrah, a freshman from Atwater; Peter Dudek, a sophomore from Alliance; and James Hack, a senior from Arnold, MD. The teams were accompanied by Dr. Thomas O'Malley, associate professor of mathematics.

A total of twelve teams from seven of the ECC campuses participated in a three-hour exam. Each team of four students had to solve ten challenging college-level math problems.

The total scores of Mount Union College's two teams exceeded the combined team scores of all other schools entered, including one school that entered 3 teams. Over the five years that this competition has been held, Mount Union has had more winning teams than any other school.

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