LACC MATH CLUB IS #1 IN THE UNITED STATES
The LACC Math Club was formed during the fall semester of 2000. The purpose of the club is to encourage students to continue in the study of mathematics and excel in it. As a result of their participation in the Math Club, a number of students have changed their majors to mathematics. Many of these students have transferred into the University of California and California State University system to continue their studies.
The Math Club meets every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Franklin Hall 112 to work out solutions to difficult math problems on a group basis.
Math Club students participate each year in a two round mathematics competition sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). This competition was founded in 1970 and was originally known as the Student Mathematics League. In 1981, AMATYC assumed sponsorship and the competition has grown to almost 200 colleges in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda involving over 12,000 students each year.
In this nationwide competition the LACC team has placed 1st four times in the past decade. Here are the years that LACC has placed in the top 5:
THE GRAND PRIZE COMES TO LACC A FIFTH TIME
The student finishing first in the individual competition earns a $3,000 scholarship award (Charles Miller Memorial Scholarship). Five LACC Math Club members have won the $3,000 Grand Prize since the club was formed. These members include Dmitri Nedelchev (2002), Luana Raduca (2003), Jeong Min Seong (2004; she is now Part-Time Math Professor at California State University, Los Angeles), Tedrick Leung (2007; transferred to MIT), and Haykaz Stepanyan (2010).
Are you interested in participating in the LACC Math Club? Show up to the club meetings! You may contact the Math Club Advisor if you have any questions.
Dr. Anatoliy Nikolaychuk
Math Club Advisor
(323) 953-4000 x2822