Haidong Gong, a Sophomore in Mathematics and the winner of last year's UI Undergraduate Math Contest, continued his sweep of the local contest scene with a first place finish and a perfect 60/60 score. In second place was Tomas Longeri, a Senior in Electrical Engineering, while Yiming Huang and Tong Li, Sophomores in Computer Science, tied for third place.
The UI Undergraduate Math Contest is the longest-running, and most prestigious, local math contest. It is part of an extensive program of math contests and related activities offered at the UI that includes training sessions and practice contests in the fall; several local math contests with attractive prize purses; and opportunities to participate in prestigious national and international competitions, including the William Lowell Putnam Competition, the Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest, and the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. This year's program is being organized by A.J. Hildebrand, Timur Oikhberg, M. Tip Phaovibul, and Hiram Golze.
Contest problems and solutions are available at the links below.