During the first twenty years of Math/Stats Apics Competitions, students from
the Department of Mathematics and Statistics won nine times, more than any other
school. Here, Dr. H. S. Gaskill, Head of Mathematics/Statistics, is shown
receiving the plaque, now retired and replaced by a new one, from
Dr. Karl Dilcher, 1998 Competition Committee Chair.
Bruce Shawyer explains to Watson that the problem was elementary.
Bill Langford spoke about World Math Year 2000.
The special session ``Trends in Differential Equations and Dynamical
Systems'' was a great success and, occasionally, a good place
Dalhousie placed first in the math contest. That's Jacky Pak Ki Li
on the left with Ian Caines. Ian is graduating this year, so next
year the rest of us will have a chance again.
Memorial, with the team of Jerome Terry (centre) and Shannon Sullivan (right)
placed second. That's an excited Andy Foster on the left with his proteges.
The programming contest this year was FIVE HOURS! Not only
were there survivors, but even winners! From St. Mary's,
the team of Cedric Davies, Roger Zhang and Cherno Jagne came first.
And the team of Landon Boyd, Christy McBean and Chris North, from Dalhousie, came second
Cedric Davies from St. Mary's gave the best paper in the Student
Paper Session. Paul Gillard (left) didn't compete,
and he looks happy about this!
Now that the contest is over, we confess that the judges in the Computer Science paper contest were Patricia Evans of the University of New Brunswick and Todd Wareham of Memorial.