Southeast Mathematics Team Wins Third Place in Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition


A team of Southeast Missouri State University students from the Department of Mathematics recently received third place honors in the Mathematical Association of America Missouri Section’s 24th Annual Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition April 4-5 at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

The students competed against teams from colleges and universities across Missouri. The annual competition is an opportunity for students to put their mathematical skills and knowledge to the test.

As part of the competition, teams compete in two 2.5 hour-sessions and must solve five challenging math problems in each session. This year’s competition included 31 three-person teams, with two teams entered from Southeast.

Two teams of Southeast student competed in the 24th Annual Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition. From left to right are Britani Prescott, Andrew Banning, Annie Ramey, Michael Hwang and Dalton Cowan. Not pictured is Masayuki Miyakita.

The Southeast Team A, which took third place, was comprised of Andrew Banning, a senior mathematics and computer science double major from Salem, Illinois; Dalton Cowan, a senior mathematics, actuarial science major from Buckley, Illinois; and Michael Hwang, a dual-credit senior Cape Central High School student.

The Southeast Team B was comprised of Masayuki Miyakita, a senior mathematics and economics double major from Tokyo, Japan; Britani Prescott, a senior mathematics major from Murphysboro, Illinois; and Annie Ramey, a senior applied mathematics and cybersecurity double major from Sikeston, Missouri. Team B took 14th place in the competition.

Both teams are coached by Dr. Paul Deiermann, associate professor of mathematics at Southeast.

“We are very proud of both our teams for their exceptional performance this year and for all the hard work they put in preparing for the competition,” said Dr. Dan Daly, chair of Southeast’s Department of Mathematics.