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UNI mathematics department presents statewide high school/collegiate mathematics contest

February 3, 2003

Douglas Shaw, UNI assistant professor of mathematics, (319) 273-6805
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa mathematics department is sponsoring a statewide contest to encourage Iowa students' enthusiasm for mathematics. Iowa high school students and UNI students are invited to participate in the Wright Challenge, a web-accessible math contest.

Between January and May, six challenging puzzles will be presented. The puzzles can be found on the Web at, in the Northern Iowan and posted on the UNI campus. The first problem is currently available and the solution is due on Feb. 14. The answers can be sent via email to, or by mail to Doctor E, c/o the University of Northern Iowa Mathematics Department, 320 Wright Hall, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0506.

Prizes will include certificates and over $100 in cash.

The Wright Challenge was created four years ago by Douglas Shaw, UNI assistant professor of mathematics.