Auggies Compete in Math Contests

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Augsburg students participated in two math competitions in the last two weeks.

The Augsburg team of Julie Henderson, Andrew Hotchkiss, Ryan Masui, and Brandon Perez were among about 375 students from 35 colleges and universities participating in the third annual Minnesota Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition on Saturday November 3 at Optum Health in Eden Prairie accompanied by Prof. John Zobitz. Each team worked collaboratively to identify factors to predict voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections and presented their work several times to business and STEM professionals.

Auggies Annabelle Arns, Lexander Boukal, Julie Henderson, Annika Hegrenes, Lewis Istok, Heather Krumwiede, Alek Lukanen, and Matt Muller constituted three of around 80 teams from 25 colleges and universities in the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America to participate in their twenty-second annual team contest, with support from Prof. Matt Haines. Each team hunkered down in the Hagfors Center on Saturday November 10 to work collaboratively on ten challenging mathematical problems in three hours. Results will be available in a few of weeks.

Kudos to the student participants in both competitions!