Ryan students win calculus competition

The win­ners are: Forty Arch­bish­op Ry­an stu­dents par­ti­cip­ated in this year’s Cal­cu­lus/Stat­ist­ics Con­tain­er Design Pro­ject com­pet­i­tion.

Four Arch­bish­op Ry­an stu­dents cre­ated “The Egg­cel­lent Car­ton,” which was the grand prize win­ner of this year’s Cal­cu­lus/Stat­ist­ics Con­tain­er Design Pro­ject com­pet­i­tion.

Ry­an holds the con­test every year for its cal­cu­lus and ad­vanced-place­ment stat­ist­ics stu­dents. Forty stu­dents par­ti­cip­ated this year.

The stu­dents worked on an en­gin­eer­ing design pro­ject, which they presen­ted to a re­view board of 60 pro­fes­sion­als, in­clud­ing many prac­ti­cing en­gin­eers, edu­cat­ors and Ry­an gradu­ates who pre­vi­ously com­peted.

The win­ning team mem­bers were Frank Fang, Chun Shen, Elena Varela and Brit­tany Wor­thing­ton. They each re­ceived $150 from a fund sup­por­ted by Sar­tomer USA, Crown Cork and Seal and private and an­onym­ous donors.

The run­ners-up were Mat­thew Brady, Wanlu Ji­ang, Sarah Mur­ray, Melissa Sch­weizer and Erica Suarez, who cre­ated “The Stash ‘n Dash.” They each re­ceived $125.

In ad­di­tion, Brady was chosen by his peers to re­ceive a spe­cial award for lead­er­ship and self­less ser­vice. The pur­pose of the con­tain­er design pro­ject is to teach a meth­od of prob­lem-solv­ing in an in­dus­tri­al en­vir­on­ment while bring­ing to­geth­er all aca­dem­ic dis­cip­lines. Dur­ing the pro­ject, stu­dents were asked to put their skills to the test in the areas of time man­age­ment, team­work, dip­lomacy, prob­lem-solv­ing and real-life ap­plic­a­tions of cal­cu­lus and stat­ist­ics. ••

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