Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-03-26
The Samford University math department will host about 440 area high school students who will compete for regional math honors on Saturday (March 28).
Students from Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties will compete for team and individual honors based on algebra and trigonometry, geometry and comprehensive exams.
The District IV contest is sponsored by the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics.
Top winners in Saturday's written exams will participate in statewide competition in April.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.