Durham Tech math team takes third overall in state competition

L to R: Sam Dod, Daniel Christie, and Robert Furuya, Ivan Renjel. Team won 2nd during afternoon competition.

The Durham Technical Community College Math Team achieved another top three finish in the ninth annual North Carolina Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges’ Math Competition (NCMATYC) on November 10 at Davidson Community College in Thomasville.

Thirteen schools from across the state brought 93 students to the competition, which is made up of an individual calculus test in the morning and collaborative problem-solving in the afternoon. Durham Tech student, Ian Clark, finished fourth in the morning competition, while a team of Sam Dod, Ivan Reniel, Daniel Christie, and Robert Furuya finished second in the afternoon competition; leading to a third-overall finish for Durham Tech.

Other Durham Tech participants — all of whom finished in the top quartile in the afternoon competition — were Claire Cronin, Susan Pizzuti, Jessica Chlebowski, Jennifer Wright, Francisco Ortiz Paparoni, and Brooks Byrd.

NCMATYC, founded in 1988, is an organization of mathematics instructors from across North Carolina that work together to establish and maintain communication among teachers of mathematics at two-year colleges.

L to R: Jessica Chlebowski, Francisco Ortiz Paparoni, Susan Pizzuti, Jennifer Wright, Brooks Byrd, Robert Furuya, Sam Dod, Daniel Christie, Ivan Renjel. on knees (Ian Clark). Not pictured, Claire Cronin.