First Place: Sasank Chundi, Upper St. Clair High School
Second Place: Michael Becich, North Allegheny High School
Third Place: Brian Shi, Mt. Lebanon High School
Fourth Place: Jeremy Pople, Mt. Lebanon High School
What, When and Where: The 2012 High School Integration Bee will take place on Sunday, April 22nd, from 2 - 4 PM in Alumni Hall room 343 (campus map).
Who: Everyone is welcome to attend. Participation is open to any high school student.
How: To sign up, students MUST REGISTER with Dr. Anna Vainchtein, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-624-8309 or with Dr. Jonathan Rubin, email@example.com, 412-624-6157, BY April 16th, 2012. Sign-ups are underway and will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
Prizes: We will have something for all participants, with special prizes for top finishers.
Who Again: This event is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh College in High School Program and is run by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Mathematics.Examples of integrals from other Integration Bees:
1) Participants must correctly evaluate indefinite or definite, proper, single real variable integrals in the time allotted.
2) Participants will take turns working. In round 1, the first participant will have 2 minues to evaluate an integral. If this is not done correctly, then the second participant will have 1 minute on the same integral. If the next answer is incorrect, the third will have 30 seconds on this integral. If all three answer incorrectly, then a new integral will be given to the fourth contestant and the sequence repeats. If the integral is evaluated correctly, the next participant gets a new integral and 2 minutes. In round 2, the first two steps of the algorithm apply but the 30 second third attempt is dropped.
3) If a participant misses an integral, then he/she is eliminated from the competition.
4) If 5 or more contestants remain after 2 rounds, then all remaining contestants will compete head-to-head in one or more "lightning rounds" to see who can correctly evaluate the next integral the fastest. Depending on numbers of contestants remaining, there may be multiple lightning rounds.
5) At some point, a lightning round will be declared as the final round. The first contestant to correctly evaluate the integral in the final round is the integration champion.
6) Prizes will be given to all participants who make it to the final round.