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KAIST Students Receive Prizes from the 2018 Simon Marias Mathematics Competition

Six undergraduate students from the Mathematical Sciences Department, KAIST, won prizes as a result of participation in the 2018 Simon Marias Mathematics Competition (SMMC).

Launched in 2017, the SMMC is an annual international competition that aims to encourage creative mathematical problem-solving among undergraduate students and forge links between academics, students, and universities across the Asia-Pacific region.

Participating students, entering either as individuals or in pairs, took the exam on October 13, 2018 at a registered local university in each country in the region, such as Australia, India, Indonesia, and New Zealand. KAIST joined the competition for the first time this year.

In the individual section of the competition, Haesong Seo (Class of 2017) ranked 6th, and BonWoo Lee (Class of 2017) in the 8th place, each receiving a cash prize of 1,000 Australian dollars (AUD).

Pair teams of Tae Young Lee (Class of 2013) & DongHyun Kim (Class of 2013) as well as Dongryul Kim (Class of 2015) & Joonhyung Shin (Class of 2015) jointly ranked 9th, each student being awarded with AUD 1,000.

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                       From the left are: Haesong Seo, BonWoo Lee, Tae Young Lee, DongHyun Kim, Dongryul Kim, and Joonhyung Shin.