For Immediate Release
SALISBURY, Md. (Nov. 30, 2016) - Recently, Delmarva
Power sponsored the 33rd annual Eastern Shore Mathematics
Competition at Salisbury University. The
competition is part of Delmarva Power's ongoing commitment to STEM education
throughout its service territories.
students from 20 high schools in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia participated in
the competition which was co-sponsored by The Klein G. and Mary Lee Leister
Foundation and Salisbury University's Department of Mathematics & Computer
Science. The event challenged student's math
skills to solve probability problems on both individual and team levels.
basically the study of chance in dealing with patterns and trends that occur in
random events. The theory of mathematical probability is over 300 years old and
uses statistics and simulations to help determine probability with greater
accuracy. Such information is used in the physical sciences,
genetics, social sciences, economics, industry, engineering and insurance.
"Delmarva Power thanks
all of the young minds who challenged themselves at this year's competition,"
said John Allen, Delmarva Power Regional Vice President. "We ask that all of the competitors, and
their schools, continue to celebrate and share their love for mathematics and
embrace every aspect of STEM. In doing
so, they are preparing to become future innovators and leaders in diverse
career fields both nationally and globally," added Allen.
St. Andrew's School finished
in first place in the team competition, while Broadwater High School finished
second and Stephen Decatur High School came in third.
Tiger Luo from St.
Andrew's High School took first-place honors in the individual student
competition, while John Paris also from St. Andrew's, earned runner-up and Lucas
Murphy from James M. Bennett High School achieved third.
Gift cards were
awarded to the top three students, as well as to the students on the three best
teams. All students were given certificates of participation and commemorative
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