PNM pledges support to UNM partnership

Posted: December 4, 2018

New Mexico’s largest electricity provider is powering a contest aimed at boosting student’s math scores across the state.

The UNM-PNM Statewide High School Math Contest promotes mathematics education in grades seven through 12. It was originally established in 1966 and has gone through multiple renditions and names. PNM began sponsoring the competition in 1997, and annually between 700 and 1200 students participate. The sponsorship provides about $17,000 every year for the contest, which equals out to about $350,000 towards molding young mathematicians over the course of the last two decades.

The annual contest is currently directed by UNM professors Hongnian Huang and Jehanzeb H. Chaudhry. Both of them receive generous help from professor Janet Vassilev, who has organized this contest in the past. The faculty take on a considerable task in making sure the competition goes smoothly; they organize and invite participation, and also write, grade and distribute exams.

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