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SAS at the 2015 UM David Essner Math Competition


Photo from left to right: Thomas Brockland, Ram Medam, Alexis Jimenez, Nicholas Tateo, and Roma Rowe

Miami, October 12, 2015 - SAS Kendall students Thomas Brockland, Ram Medam, Alexis Jimenez, Nicholas Tateo, and Roma Rowe competed in the 2015 David Essner Math Contest on Saturday, October 10 at the University of Miami. They competed under the supervision of their sponsor at SAS, Alexander Martin, who teaches Precalculus and Advanced Placement Calculus.

The competition is open to all secondary schools in Miami-Dade County and consists of a 3 hour exam that requires creative mathematical thought. The top scoring students are invited to an awards reception where the top five receive cash prizes, plaques and mathematics books.

The competition is named after David Essner, who was one of the finest math students to ever attend the University of Miami. His life was tragically cut short by a fatal motorbike accident in 1980 while he was in the midst of obtaining his Ph.D in Mathematics.

The David Essner Math Contest has the reputation of being extremely difficult and the questions are capable of stumping even the brightest of math students.

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