Students from Pellissippi State Community College went left brain to left brain against students from Volunteer State, Cleveland State, Chattanooga State, Northeast State, Roane State and Jackson State community colleges, and came away with six of the top 15 spots.
In the statewide TMATYC (Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges) Math Bowl this past semester, Pellissippi State came away from the annual competition with several awards from the five divisions:
- Byron McDanold—second in Calculus A ($50)
- Trevor Lohman—first in Developmental Math ($75)
- Saiid Kassaee—second in Developmental Math ($50)
- Calvin Scott—first in Pre-calculus ($75)
- Timothy Scott Norman—second in Pre-calculus ($50)
- Jesse Carmichael—second in Calculus B ($50)
Cash prizes were presented on the state and campus levels, so some students went home with double prizes.
The Math Bowl also allowed more than 100 Pellissippi State students to compete with one another. The top finishers in the Pellissippi State–only competition:
- Trevor Lohman, Developmental Math
- Calvin Scott, Pre-calculus
- Chris Messer and Magen Shedden (tie), Statistics
- Byron McDanold, Calculus A
- Jesse Carmichael and Niloo Ranjan (tie), Calculus B
Pellissippi State–only competitors received a cash prize of $120 ($100 for ties).
Support for the Math Bowl comes from Oak Ridge Associated Universities through the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the college’s Mathematics Department.