Earning Recognition for Their Calculus, Algebra and Number Theory Knowledge – Posted 4/23/15

Three County College of Morris (CCM) students ranked within the top 10 in the Individual Competition category at the 12th Annual Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference recently held at Monmouth University.

Scott Schofield, of Denville; Paul Caravaglia, of Morristown; and Michael Masino, of East Hanover, ranked second, fifth and seventh respectively among the 33 community college participants in the Individual Competition category.

Among the total 102 participants, including those from four-year schools, Schofield ranked 22, Caravagila 27 and Masino 32.

“This is not an easy competition and we’re very proud of how these students performed,” said Lee Collins, professor of mathematics. “They did exceptionally well.”

The competition consisted of problems in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete math and number theory.

“These are problems that take quite a bit of natural intuition and knowledge to solve,” noted Collins.