April 10, 2010 - Five Students Compete For Albion In Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition

On Saturday, April 10, 5 Albion students joined mathematics students from 12 other Michigan colleges at the 34th Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition, held at Grand Valley State University. Representing Albion in the LMMC were Chen Chen, Yang Chen, Sining Gu, Qian Wang, and Mingjia Yang. In the LMMC, teams of 2 or 3 students face off in a 10-question, 3-hour exam covering a variety of undergraduate mathematics topics. Calvin College is the defending LMMC champion; Albion teams won the contest in 2004 and 2007. The 2010 LMMC exam was written by Richard Gibbs of Fort Lewis College. Mark Bollman advised the two Albion entries. Results of the competition are expected by the end of the academic year. The 2011 LMMC will be hosted by Kalamazoo College.