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UTC Mathematics Poster Competition

UTC Mathematics Poster Competition

On Thursday 26 March 2015, the Mathematics Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga held its eighth annual Mathematics Poster Competition with the theme “Math: What is it good for?” Over 115 students from eight local middle- and high schools submitted 75 posters for consideration by the judges who represented several UTC academic departments; engineering, computer science, biology, physics, and mathematics.

We were extremely pleased with the quality of work submitted by students this year. Posters varied in perspectives from quality lawn care to solving complex equations, and almost everything in between. The event was sponsored by Land Rover, Jaguar, Porsche of Chattanooga.




Middle school grades 6, 7, and 8
1st place: Thomas Lane and Will Murdoch, Ringgold middle school
2nd place: Jackson House and Malachi Parker, Ringgold middle school
3rd place: Caleb Laird, Boyd Buchanan school
High school grades 9 and 10
1st place: Student*, The McCallie school
2nd place: Hayle Harmon, Berean Academy
3rd place: Afshin Valani, Carla Castillo, and Kyndall Kaudle, East Hamilton high school
High school grades 11 and 12
1st place: Student*, The McCallie school
2nd place: Caroline Salazar and Miquel Vega, Hixson high school
3rd place: Student*, The McCallie school
* Did not receive student release form.
The next competition will be held in spring 2016. Interested students and teachers should contact Dr. Lucas van der Merwe at


Poster Competition Rules