On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Office of Academic Affairs hosted a reception celebrating math education at CUNY and honoring the student winners of the 2016 CUNY Math Challenge. The Math Challenge, now in its seventh year, engages hundreds of undergraduate students from CUNY’s campuses in competitive, increasingly rigorous rounds of math problem solving.
The reception was attended by faculty and administrators, as well as student winners of the Math Challenge and their family and friends. Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz welcomed the audience and noted the university’s rich history of excellence in mathematics. CUNY Math Challenge Committee Chair and Queens College Professor Ted Brown, who is also the executive director of CUNY Institute of Software Design and Development, presented certificates of achievement and cash prizes to this year’s 21 Math Challenges winners, who hail from ten different community and senior colleges. The Grand Prize winner was Zijie Liu, a junior at Baruch College. See the full list of winners and their bios.
The Math Reception highlighted just one of the many ways that CUNY’s students and faculty are engaging with mathematics. Learn more about these and other math initiatives at CUNY.