CANTON – Several SUNY Canton students placed among the best in the state in the annual NYSMATYC Math League Competition.
“Our students performed exceptionally well,” said Jiayuan Lin, assistant professor of Mathematics, who coordinated the college’s efforts in the competition. “All of our students demonstrated a deep understanding of math concepts and problem solving abilities.”
The competition is very challenging, according to Lin. The test consisted of 20 questions, and each question had to be solved using precise and innovative thinking. After the students completed the challenges, Lin submitted the results of the top students at the college for the overall competition. Several of SUNY Canton’s visiting Chinese students were among the state’s top finishers.
Among all students from 20 universities colleges competing in the NYMATYC Math League, Guanghui Zhang (Ken) took 7th place, Xiaolin Liu (Nick) took 13th place, Ding Yong is (Rein) placed in the top third, and Miao Zheng is (Mia) placed in the top third. Three of the participants are also volunteer tutors in the college’s Math Lab and all of the students are enrolled in the Canino School of Engineering Technology.
The New York State Math League’s goals are to provide a challenge and inspire interest in mathematics as well as provide friendly competition among colleges in the state.
SUNY Canton is one of 22 State University of New York Colleges to take in a total of 150 students displaced by Earthquakes in the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of western China. SUNY Campuses are offering this one-year opportunity to create a team of young leaders. When they complete their studies in May 2009, they will engage in a period of national service in Sichuan to aid in the rebuilding efforts.
SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.
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