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Bonner native on 2nd place KU team in state math competition

April 22, 2014

University of Kansas undergraduate students took first and second place in the team competition as well as individual awards at the ninth Kansas Collegiate Math Competition, March 29 at Emporia State University, and a Bonner Springs native was a member of the second-place team.

Bridget Davis, a senior in computer science and mathematics from Bonner Springs and a Basehor-Linwood High School graduate, was on the second place team with Ryan Endres, a senior in aerospace engineering from Lenexa, and Grace Garrison, a senior in aerospace engineering from Shawnee.

The competition is part of the yearly meeting of the Kansas section of the Mathematical Association of America. Students work individually for three hours on five challenging math problems, which are then graded by coaches.

Mathew Johnson, assistant professor of mathematics, coached the team and co-organized with Jeremy Wade, assistant professor of mathematics at Pittsburg State University, the intercollegiate competition portion of the program.

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