Source: University of Prince Edward Island
Math & Computer Science Students Take Top Atlantic Prizes
October 18, 2006
UPEI Mathematics students
brought home three of four top prizes from the Atlantic Provinces Council on
the Sciences (APICS) 30th annual Mathematics, Statistics and Computer
Science Conference hosted recently by Cape Breton University.
The annual APICS conference brings together top Mathematics, Statistics and
Computer Science students from Atlantic universities to present their own
research to peers and faculty. In addition, students are able to participate
in either a Mathematics or Computer Programming competition.
Brodie Champion of Cornwall and Allan Stewart of Brackley Beach teamed up to
take first place in the Mathematics competition. Although UPEI has placed in
the top three at previous competitions, this is the first time in the
conference’s history that UPEI students have carried off the top prize.
Brodie Champion is a 4th year Honours Mathematics student and Alan Stewart
is a 4th year Honours student, double-majoring in Mathematics and Physics.
Both hope to pursue graduate studies next year. They are graduates of the
UPEI summer Math Camp, hosted annually for PEI high school students
interested in mathematics.
Marcus Trenton of Charlottetown was awarded first place for the best
Computer Science Presentation in the Research Category. He also tied for
first for the best Mathematics and Statistics Presentation in the
Communication and Research category. The 4th year Honours student is
double-majoring in Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science &
Information Technology. He intends to pursue graduate studies next year.
"The UPEI faculties of Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science &
Information Technology are proud of their students and congratulate them on
a job very well done," says Mathematics & Statistics Chair, Dan Ryan.
Professor Ryan accompanied the students to the APICS competition in