Mathematics teams excel in international contest

th-1Two Youngstown State University math teams earned Meritorious Awards in this year’s international Mathematical Contest in Modeling and three teams won Honorable Mention.

Student teams winning the distinction of a Meritorious Award in the event are ranked in the top 9 percent of the more than 7,600 teams who competed around the world; teams earning an Honorable Mention are ranked in the top 40 percent worldwide. In all, YSU had seven teams and 21 students participating.

Meritorius Award-winning teams that worked on solutions to the problem titled “Eradicating Ebola”:

  • Crystal Mackey of Bristolville, Gabbie Van Scoy of Leetonia and Teryn Jones of Vienna, advised by Assistant Professor Alicia Prieto Langarica.
  • Kayla Zitello of Boardman, Camron Bagheri of Youngstown and James Tancabel of Boardman, advised by Professor George Yates.

Teams earning honorable mention:

  • Ashley Orr of Columbiana, Jenna Wise of Hubbard and of Champion, advised by Associate Professor Tom Wakefield.
  • Megan Chambers of Boardman, Tim Shaffer of Sharpsville, Pa. and Eric Shehadi of McDonald, advised by Yates.
  • Zack While of Austintown, Christopher McComas of Marion and Matthew Ciccone of Austintown, advised by Associate Professor Paddy Taylor.

“I am so impressed by the outstanding performance of our students and their enthusiasm to model challenging applications using mathematics,” commented Angela Spalsbury, professor and chair of the Mathematics & Statistics Department. “Cheers to all participating students and faculty members who help prepare our students.”

Tagged with