The student competitions in Math is an effort to improve the quality of education at Penn State Hazleton. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the development of creative thinking and problem-solving techniques as well as to promote excellence in a competitive, out-of-class setting. The competition will provide the opportunity for students to interact, exchange ideas and compete, organize ideas, think logically and develop higher-level cognitive thinking. Such competitions also promote the sharing of knowledge between students and educators.
Students who successfully participate in these competitions will be recognized for their efforts through the presentation of a certificate. Students are also encouraged to consider presenting successful results at the campus Undergraduate Research Fair.
The problems in the mathematical competition will be challenging and will not assume any knowledge of college mathematics. However, the problems might require further reading or research.
There are specific requirements for submitted solutions. The proofs or justifications must be clear, detailed and concise and should not require any further explanations. The emphasis is put on the explanation and not on the final result as is standard in mathematics.
Guidelines for Math Submission
- Math Olympiad Round rounds are announced each semester.
- Submission Deadline will be posted.
- Papers should be submitted to Dr. Simon Litvinov or Dr. Frank Marko by the posted deadline.