As many as 1,400 students from 100 Nebraska high schools will participate in UNL's Math Day on Nov. 9. The purpose of the event is to promote the importance of mathematics and showcase UNL to the high school students.
During the day, students will participate in competitive and recreational mathematical activities, visit with representatives from the science disciplines, and explore careers in mathematics.
All students will start their day at 8 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, followed by a multiple-choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I, (Problems Requiring Original Brilliant Effort). The top three boys and girls on the exam will receive plaques, and the top 50 scorers will move on to take the essay exam, PROBE II. The top 10 on the PROBE II exam are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.
Math Bowl competitions, in a quick-thinking, head-to-head, double-elimination tournament will be held for teams based on school divisions. Students will tour campus and participate in fun and enrichment activities presenting other academic areas including physics, chemistry, computer science and others.
Last year, UNL hosted 1,357 students from 100 Nebraska high schools.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/r03