MTU Department of Mathematics
Let's Do Maths
The MTU Cork Department of Mathematics runs an annual event for all MTU students, THE LEE FIELDS MEDAL --- MTU MATHS CHALLENGE to decide which currently-registered MTU Cork student is the best mathematician on campus. The Department of Mathematics puts together a challenging paper of ten questions in which MTU Students put their mathematical prowess against the best mathematicians in MTU Cork. The questions are based on mathematics no more advanced that what appears in the Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level syllabus... but this doesn't mean that the questions are easy!!
Year | Overall Winner | Second Overall | Best First Year | Best Level 7 | ||
2023 | Lim Qian Huai |
Alex Ringhoffer |
Leon Collins Lewsley | Finbarr O'Donovan | Paper | Solutions |
2022 | Alex Ringhoffer |
Kai Zho So |
Abhitha Rashmika Abeysinghe | Emily McSweeney | Paper | Solutions |
2021 | Krzysztof Przestrzelski | Kai Zho So | n/a* | n/a* | Paper | Solutions |
2019 |
Paschal Mullins | Yi Ming Tan | Sofia Dolera Perez | Shane Allen | Paper | Solutions |
2018 | Damien Murphy | Shane O'Sullivan | Paschal Mullins | n/a | Paper | Solutions |
Oh... and there are prizes!! Sponsored by Etelligence, a €50 One4All Voucher for Best First Year Undergraduate, a €50 One4All Voucher for Best Level 7 Student, a €50 cash prize for Second Overall, and a €100 cash prize --- and a medal--- for Winner Overall. Report on first two years here.
To register for the 2024 event to be held October 2024, please register... watch this space.
*In 2021 there were no first year nor Level 7 entrants, so instead prizes were awarded for third and fourth.