NOVA Hosts Annual Math Competition

Forty-six NOVA students displayed their love for mathematics by competing in the seventh annual NOVA Math Competition at the Annandale Campus. Thanks to the generous contributions of volunteers, the competition was a great success. Twenty-three teams comprised of two students each participated in the competition. They solved a number of challenging problems in topics that include geometry, counting, probability, logic and analysis of functions.

Congratulations to Yonwoo Choi and Dongjae Lee who earned first place, Landon Rhodes and Violetta Rostobaya who earned second place, and Lee Harvey and Orion Keifer Hankins who earned third place. For photos and a complete list, please visit

The competition was made possible by the following sponsors: Annandale Student Life office (Mathew Tank McCarl), McGraw Hill/Aleks Publisher (Simon Wong and Blake Baudean), NOVA Office of the Provost (Dr. Pamela Hilbert and Sharon Finch) and Pearson Publisher (Tami Dreyfus). We also would like to thank our organizing faculty and staff: Kumnit Nong, Dr. Abe Eftekhari, Dr. Karen Walter, Terrence Krize, Martin Bredeck, Barbara Tolley, Burak Sandikci, Samnang Po, Mihaela Chamberlin, Mathew Westerhoff and Shakil Shrestha. Special thanks to our NOVA Alumnus graphic designer, Kespisey Kong, for a fantastic flyer.

NOVA has traditionally been very competitive with other colleges in mathematics competitions, and we look forward to maintaining those high standards.

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