Engineering Math Challenge

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By Mikhail Zolonitsky, Advisor

On November 20th, 8 of our students participated in the Philadelphia Engineering Math Challenge at Drexel University. Our team consisted of: Meiling Chen, Maisa Hamdan, Elizaveta Ibeme, Aleks Polyak, Ryan Wright, Eugene Yakovlev, Vitaliy Yurchenko, and Yifan Zhang.

In the first set of the competition when the students were expected to demonstrate the solution of the real-world application problem assigned prior to the event, Eugene Yakovlev and Vitaliy Yurchenko did an outstanding job of solving and presenting their solution. Their determination in preparing and perfecting the task deserves the highest degree of commendation.

In the meantime, the rest of the team headed by our Captain Alex Polyak easily won the Engineering Event that required mastery of Geometry, Trigonometry, and Physics. It was a great pleasure to watch our guys enthusiastically setting up the experiments involving optical devices and navigating through complicated mathematical concepts.

In the Quiz bowl our team came in second.

We are looking forward to 3 more competitions this year.

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