Campus hosts high school math competition and science challenge

Penn State Beaver recently hosted two annual high school competitions. The High School Math Competition, held Tuesday, March 26, drew 60 students, grades nine through 12, from six area high schools. The 18th annual Penn State Beaver/Midwestern Pennsylvania Association of Science Teachers (MidPAST) Science Challenge was held Friday, April 12. Twenty-eight students from seven area high schools participated.

In the Math Competition, John Bal of Moon High School won the individual slot, and Moon High School, Team 1, won first place in the group competition. Montour High School, Team 1, placed second, and Moon High School, Team 2, and Central Valley High School, Team 1, tied for third place. Blackhawk High School won the Science Challenge. Second place team was South Side High School and third place team was Quaker Valley High School. First-place team winners Samuel Dessler and Eric Collins each received a $100 Beaver Valley Mall gift card. Their faculty adviser was Kim Baker. Blackhawk High School also received a $1,000 Penn State Beaver Scholarship to be awarded to a Blackhawk student planning to attend Penn State Beaver. Second place team winners Dylan Anderer and Tim Wiesen each received a $50 mall gift card. Their faculty adviser was Jen Satler. Third place team winners Justin Green and Andrew Warburton each received a $25 mall gift card. Their faculty adviser was Matt Littell.

The Math Competition was coordinated by Chris Wu, professor of mathematics at Beaver campus. Assistants were Dan Pinchot, director of enrollment, and Linda Garlitz, faculty staff assistant. The MidPAST Science Challenge was coordinated by Michael Hay, Beaver campus associate professor of chemistry.

Last Updated April 25, 2013