Tarleton students win second place at statewide calculus bowl

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STEPHENVILLE (April 24, 2015) — Students from the Department of Mathematics at Tarleton State University won second place in the state at the 95th annual meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America Calculus Bowl on April 9.

The Tarleton students traveled to San Antonio where they competed against 27 teams at the conference hosted by Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word and St. Mary’s University.

“Our students competed against teams from universities all across the state,” said advisor Dr. Eileen Faulkenberry, associate professor of mathematics. “Our achievement in this competition shows that our department and our university are on a level playing field with any other university, regardless of size or location.”

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Tarleton’s Calculus Bowl team members include mathematics and physics majors Chris Marble, Janine Prukop, Ian Coleman, Stephen Lowe and Cassie Marble. The team is advised Faulkenberry and Assistant Professor Dr. Jeremiah Bass.

“The members of this team are very talented, quick thinkers who are able to solve problems quickly,” said Faulkenberry.  “They did an awesome job and displayed the talent we know our students have.”

“Scholarly events such as the MAA-Texas Section Calculus Bowl provide a great opportunity for students to sharpen their mathematical skills and experience an intense competition,” said Dr. Bowen Brawner, head of the mathematics department.  “We are extremely proud of each team member and how they represented our university.”

For more information about mathematics at Tarleton, visit www.tarleton.edu/math.

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