Over 700 Middle and High School students attend Mu Alpha Theta Math Competition on FAU Davie Campusby Roberto Santiago & Alberto Fernandez | Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022
The 24th Annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Competition took place Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the FAU Davie Campus, hosting over 700 students from 28 middle and high schools throughout South Florida. The overall sweepstakes winners of the 28 schools were American Heritage High School Broward in first place; American Heritage High School Palm Beach in second place; and Doral Academy High School in third place.
First place sweepstakes winners, the biggest first place award of the event. These mathletes are all seniors at American Heritage High School Broward. From left to right: Nicolas Fernandez-Baigun, Saathvik Selvan, Corbin Diaz, Jake Buchsbaum, and Christina Zhang.
Dr. Teresa Wilcox, Interim Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Richard Rovere, Director of Math Competition at American Heritage, served as the hosts of the festive afternoon awards ceremony were group and individual trophies were handed out for algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, precalculus, and calculus. Dr. Markus Schmidmeier, professor at FAU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, served once again as one of the key event organizers.
Richard Rovere, Director of Math Competition at American Heritage and one of the key organizers of this annual Mu Alpha Theta event.
"The Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta Regional math competition has taken place at the FAU Davie campus since 2015,” said Rovere. “What makes the competition on FAU’s Davie campus so special is the FAU staff that provides the best facility, tech support, security and assistance. For all students, with the exception of some 11th and 12th graders, FAU is the first college campus they have ever seen in person."
Dr. Teresa Wilcox, Interim Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, welcomes and addresses over 700 middle and high school students during Saturday’s Mu Alpha Theta mathematics competition Awards ceremony at FAU Davie.