Mathematics

Student Opportunities

 

AMATYC Student Math League Exam

The AMATYC Student Math League Exam is held twice per academic year. It consists of a twenty question exam with a mathematical requirement no greater than Pre-Calculus. The problems are designed to be challenging and students are rewarded at the end of the academic year for high scores on this exam. To learn more about the AMATYC Student Math League Exam, click here. Anyone can take the exam. All you need to do on the day of the test is show up to the designated location, bring a pencil and an approved graphing calculator with you (no QWERTY capabilities, no TI-NSpire, etc.), and follow the exam rules.

Fall Semester 2015

Scheduling Information about Part 1 of the AMATYC Exam coming soon.

Spring Semester 2016

Scheduling Information about Part 2 of the AMATYC Exam coming soon.

Coordinator

The exam proctor for the AMATYC exam is Howard Blumenfeld. Backup proctors are Ruchira Majumdar and Bhairav Singh.

Practice Problems

A list of practice problems for the AMATYC exam (from past years) can be found here. Review sessions are usually conducted in the Math Society Club Meetings. Please contact Ruchira Majumdar for more information.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are funds made available by sources generally other than the government, such as private businesses, organizations, clubs, colleges, etc., for students to help with the costs of their education. Generally students must compete for scholarships. Awards have many different criteria; they may or may not depend on financial need, may be aimed toward a specific major or type of student, may have a high GPA requirement or may not. Below is a link to LPC's Financial Aid site, which details how to look for and apply for scholarships.

Scholarships for Las Positas Students

In addition, there are many scholarships available for math students. Some of the scholarships given out this year are:

LPC Mathematics Related Scholarships

  • Randy Taylor Math, Computer Science, Engineering, or Science scholarship
  • Robert S. Taylor Math, Computer Science, Engineering or Science scholarship
  • LPC Mathematics Department scholarships
  • Associated Student of LPC Outstanding Student Award in Mathematics (up to four awards)
  • LPC AMATYC Competition Awards*
  • Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships and Awards
  • Sandia National Laboratory Honors Program

If you have any questions, please contact Randy Taylor, Mathematics Instructor at Las Positas College.

 

 

 

 

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