Middlesex Community College
to right. Sitting: Josyel Perez, Alex Hatherley, Justin Burack, Dan
Sena, Prof. Dora Ottariano. Standing: Prof. Mary Mogan-Vallon, Matt
Vallon, Jaclyn Payne, Nathan Gilbert, Elliott Moy, Guang Li, Prof. Phil
shown: Michael Francione, Adam LaRock, Brian Geaudreau, Patrick
Scannell, Dan Farris, Katayoon Hamzehdoost, Ryan Stanford, Sanan
Majarjan, Jessica Jay, Ramon Ramirez, Ricky Chantha
participated for the second straight year in the AMATYC Student
Mathematics League. Middlesex has made itself felt in the Northeast
region, which includes New England and New York State. Nationally, the
AMATYC Student Math League test is taken by over 1,000 students
nationally, in over 100 two year colleges, and there is a $3,000
scholarship awarded to the top national finisher. There is a fall and a
spring test, and the top five scores are combined for a team score.
Last year, eleven Middlesex students took one or both of tests. Middlesex’s Nathan Gilbert finished first in the Northeast region! With another student, Michael Francione, Middlesex had two students in the top 10, and the team finished a respectable seventh in the Northeast region.
This year twenty Middlesex students have taken one or both of the tests. The Middlesex team tied for first place in the Northeast region, with Massasoit Community College, and it has 3 students in the top 20 in the Northeast region – Nathan Gilbert, Elliott Moy, and Jaclyn Payne.
The top five scores are reported to AMATYC in each round. For the year, the top five Middlesex students were Nathan Gilbert, Elliott Moy, Jaclyn Payne, Guang Li, and Matt Vallon.
The New England Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, NEMATYC, has instituted prizes for the top five students (limited to one per school) in the NEMATYC region, which is all of New England except Connecticut. Nathan Gilbert finished first in the NEMATYC region, and was awarded a $100 prize from NEMATYC. The Mathematics Department hosted a pizza and recognition event in April and team members received prizes from the department. The team moderators are Professors Philip Mahler, Mary Mogan-Vallon, and Dora Ottariano. Pictures and other information are at http://sml.nematyc.info/Middlesex/ .