Math contest students

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the 68th Annual Mathematics Contest on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Barnett Center on the NSU campus.

High school students from around the area are invited to participate in one of four divisions: Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Senior Math.

Dr. Stacy Trentham, NSU Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Contest Director, estimates roughly 500 contestants from 25 area schools will participate in the event. Assisting with the event are NSU Mathematics faculty Ms. Melanie Jacobson, Dr. Ricardo Rojas and Dr. Travis Trentham.

The contest awards ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 19 in the Barnett Center. While the contest is closed to the public, members of the community are invited to attend the awards ceremony.

Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each division and a plaque will be presented to the coach of each first-place winner. The school in each class having the highest percentage combined score across all four divisions will be awarded a travelling trophy.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.