The 2016 version of Young Mathematics Talent Award (Premio Talento Matemático Joven) finished with a ceremony where Claudia Castro won the first place and five other students were honorable mentions. Colegio de Ingenieros organized this contest supported by Universidad de Chile Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) and Universidad Católica Faculty of Mathematics.
The competition was born in 2008 by Modesto Collados, graduated at Beauchef Campus that had an intense guild life and showed great interest in Mathematics. This year the contest had two problems: one on Geometry and another on Numbers.
The organization received 80 proposed solutions to the challenges.
“With this high participation, the competition consolidates its position among young audiences,” commented CMM director and jury’s member Alejandro Jofré about the contest.
For Cristian Hermansen, Colegio de Ingenieros president, “this is a demonstration that young people are worried about Math. Solving problems allow to us to think in a better world.”
The advisory committee awarded first place to Claudia Castro, from Universidad de Concepción, in the geometric problem. Juan Pablo Cabeza, from UC, won second prize and Nicolás Valdés, from U. de Chile, was third.
On the occasion, the honorable Mentions for the Number’s challenge went to Luis Vidal, from Universidad Federico Santa María, Cristóbal Avarca, from U. de Chile, and David Torres, from Universidad de la Frontera.
To end the awards ceremony, Claudia Castro explained how she solved the geometric problem.