Northern State University to hold 66th annual Mathematics Contest on April 17

Math contest students

ABERDEEN, SD- Northern State University will host the 66thannual Mathematics Contest at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Barnett Center.

Roughly 500 students from approximately 30 area schools are expected to participate, according to Dr. Stacy Trentham, NSU assistant professor of mathematics and contest director.

The contest will feature four divisions: Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Senior Math. Trentham and fellow NSU mathematic faculty members Drs. Ricardo Rojas, Travis Trentham and Erin Brownlee will construct tests for each of the four contest divisions.

Following the contest, an awards ceremony will take place in the upstairs gym of the Barnett Center at 1 p.m. The contest is not open to the public, but they are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony.

Individual awards will be given to those placing first through fifth place in each division. A traveling trophy will be presented to the school with the highest percentage combined score in each division. Plaques will be awarded to the coaches of students who received first place in their division.

Students participating in the senior math portion of the event may elect to be considered for NSU math scholarships by completing and submitting NSU scholarship forms.

NSU mathematics faculty members Drs. Ricardo Rojas, Travis Trentham, Erin Brownlee and Mrs. Melanie Jacobson will assist the event.

For more information about the math contest, contact Trentham at

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.