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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Norwich honors Mathematics Awareness Month with competition

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2011

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The Norwich University Mathematics Department will hold the 9th Annual Integration Bee on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Cabot 85 in honor of Mathematics Awareness Month.

The competition involves integration techniques from Calculus II in a lightning round, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four and other competitions.

“We play until the last person is standing,” said Professor of Mathematics Gerard LaVarnway.

The event has grown to attract 60-70 students who show up to do mathematics for the fun of it.

“March madness might be over, but in mathematics – it is all about April,” LaVarnway said.

Observers are welcome to attend.

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