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MSU Denver hosts 28th Annual High School Math Day Competition

Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: April 20, 2015

WHAT: Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is hosting its 28th annual Math Day competition. This event will feature 29 teams from 14 metropolitan-area high schools, including approximately 116 local students who will participate in various math and engineering events. The competition will focus specifically on algebra, analysis and geometry.

WHY: The goal of the event is to encourage interest in math and science and foster constructive competition among area high schools. Programs such as these are critical to the future of Colorado because they foster interest in skills needed by local employers for tomorrow’s workforce.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, April 20, 2015, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Cajetan’s Event Center

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WHO: Welcoming Remarks – Joan Foster, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Lindsay Packer, chair of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Geometry Competition Student teams will be given geometry equations to analyze and solve.

9 – 10:20 a.m.

Engineering ProjectStudent teams will design and build a structure under a deadline using engineering design principles.

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Door Prizes

11:45 a.m. – noon

Lunch – The participating teachers are invited to have lunch with MSU Denver math faculty.

11:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Algebra and Analysis Competition Student teams will be given algebraic equations to analyze and solve.

1 – 2:20 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Participating high schools include:

Arapahoe High School, Arvada High School, D’Evelyn High School, Emily Griffith High School, Evergreen Senior High School, Heritage High School, High School Upward, Kent Denver School, Longmont High School, Regis Jesuit (both boys’ and girls’ divisions), Sheridan High School, South High School, Twin Peaks Charter Academy, West Grand High School


About Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 58 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. More than 21,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s nearly 80,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce. 

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