MathCounts brings top middle-schoolers to campus
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Computer Science Department played host to the regional MathCounts competition Saturday, Feb. 11. MathCounts is a national math competition for students in grades 6 to 8.
UW-Parkside Computer Science Professor Stuart Hansen reports approximately 40 students from Racine and Kenosha counties participated with the team from Prairie School capturing first place. James Adair, also of Prairie School, won the individual MathCounts competition. The top team and best individual finishers participate in the state competition in Madison in March.
In addition to hosting the event, UW-Parkside students and alumni pitched in to assist with the competition. Current students Nicole Becker and Brandon Comstock helped score the exams. Alumni Rick Gearheart and Kevin Lemens also assisted. And during breaks, students Todd Wierzchowski, John Tritten, and Brandon Phillips demonstrated Lego Robotics.This regional Mathcounts contest was staged by the Southeast Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Engineers and sponsored by UNICO, Inc. Professor Hansen also thanked Society of Engineers representative Darwin Behlke, the Computer Science Department's Connie Wheeler, Yong Yang of the Math Department, and Sam Pierce of Admissions for helping make the contest a success.