DISTED’s School of Pre-University organised its inaugural Mathematical Olympiad for secondary schools in Penang this past weekend. The DISTED Mathematical Olympiad was well received, with fourteen (14) schools confirming their participation.
The event is supported by DISTED’s academic partners, the Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT), Japan, and the Association of Science and Technology Innovation (ASTI), and was held at the DISTED YCE Heritage Campus along Jalan Macalister
Dr Jerry Koay, DISTED Director of Academic Affairs, officiated the Olympiad and was delighted to see such strong support from the schools, and encouraged an even bigger participation for next year’s DISTED Mathematical Olympiad.
The event was also graced by two external judges, namely Mr Saravanan Manian, Engineering Manager from National Instrument, and Associate Professor Dr Pang Boey LIM, Director of Global Education, Toyohashi University of Technology.
Many secondary schools such as Chung Ling High School, Penang Chinese Girls High School and many more have sent participants for both the individual and team event. A total of 60 students will vie for the individual championship while 19 teams consisting of 4 in a team will vie for the group championship. Each category stand a chance to win gift vouchers sponsored by BORDERS Bookstore, cash prizes and the DISTED Mathematical Olympiad challenge trophy. In addition, winners of the individual category will also be awarded with RM10,000 DISTED scholarship. The team event will see the champions awarded with a RM20,000 DISTED scholarship which may be utilised to enrol into any programmes at DISTED College.
“We are delighted to organise this mathematical contest for secondary students in the region as it provides an important opportunity to encourage youth to solve challenging problems with mathematics and stand a chance to win great prizes,” said Dr Loo Ai Yin, Head of School of Pre-University.