Student to compete in national math tournament
Sameer Pusapaty, a junior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, was one of 10 students nationwide chosen to compete for $10,000 in the 2016 national “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician” contest.
Pusapaty was selected based on his scores from a online qualifying test that included a variation of mathematical questions. All 10 students will compete Jan. 7. at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
This is the second consecutive year that a student from the academy has qualified — and could be a another win for Pusapaty, who also won the International Eco-Hero Award for his innovative idea for an automated recycling mobile app, which is in the development stages.
“Who Wants to Be a Mathematician” is part of the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, attended by more than 6,500 mathematicians. The top prize is $5,000 for the winner and $5,000 for the math department of the winner’s school.