Thursday, April 28, 2016

Results and prizes: 2015-2016 academic year

The results are in for the Emmanuel College Math Department's Puzzle of the Week contest for the 2015-2016 academic year! Congratulations to the individuals listed below for their outstanding performances with the variety of puzzles that I've posted over the last two semesters! Here are the standings, in order:
  1. Darren Parke 
  2. Paul Bleau
  3. Pawthorne (?)
  4. Rachel Gammal
  5. Madison Daigle
  6. Allison Mostowy
  7. Connor Higgins
(Important note: I have no idea who Pawthorne is. Are you an Emmanuel student? Are you a group of people? What is your real name(s)? How can I contact you? I'm hoping you'll confirm your identity and claim a prize!)
    Prizes were to be given out at our ceremony earlier today (which also saw the induction of three Emmanuel students into the Pi Mu Epsilon honor society) but not everyone was present. So, if you are in the top 5 listed above and have not yet claimed your prize, please find me in my office (Library G08-C) to pick up a fun math book from the list below. (These were all donated by Emmanuel Math Dept. faculty, so they are highly recommended, of course!)
    I found it interesting that each of these books also has a substitle. So, to conclude the year with a fun "puzzle", try to match the book titles above with their subtitles below: 
    • Making Light of Weighty Ideas
    • How You're Being Fooled By The Numbers
    • Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings
    • The Story of Nicholas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed

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