On March 18, hosted by the Chinese Mathematical Society, the Final of the 8th Chinese Mathematics Competitions (CMC) drew its curtain at Beijing University of Science & Technology. All of the five SCUT students that broke into the final were awarded national prizes.
Zhang Zhenchang of the SCUT School of Electronic and Information Engineering were awarded the First Prize in the Non-mathematics-major Group, as his teammates received three Second Prizes and a Third Prize in the same group.
This year’s event was carried out in 29 competition zones, receiving registrations of nearly 87,000 contestants from all over the country. After its preliminary phase was held in last October, 284 students entered the final phase, with 95 of them were in the Mathematics-major Group, and 189 in the Non-mathematics-major Group.
In the Guangdong Zone of the competition, SCUT students secured all of the province’s five seats in the Non-mathematics-major Group to enter the national final. They also captured 20 out of 154 prizes in the Mathematics-major Group.
Over the past years, the SCUT School of Mathematics has paid great attention to raising students’ interests and abilities in mathematics. Since 2011, this is the sixth time for SCUT to host the CMC in its Guangdong Zone.
Founded in 2009, the CMC is the China’s largest mathematics competition for college students above second year. The event aims to increase students’ interests in mathematics and to provide a platform for them to share skills and ideas.