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New Fortress Energy Foundation boosts UWI’s Mathematical Olympiad

New Fortress Energy Foundation has pledged $1 million to sponsor the Junior Mathematical Olympiad and Senior Mathematical Olympiad for the third consecutive year. The Junior and Senior Mathematical Olympiads are organised and executed by the Department of Mathematics at The UWI under the wider Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad (JMO). The Senior Olympiad, which started in 2010, is open to high-school students (grades 7-11), while the Junior Olympiad, which was added in 2011, is open to upper primary/prep students (grades 4–6). The aim of the competition is to connect with students at the high and primary school levels, who are engaged in STEM subjects, specifically mathematics. This year, over 2,300 students entered the qualifying round of the Junior Olympiad, while close to 500 students entered the qualifying round of the Senior Olympiad. The winners of both Olympiads will be announced in May 2023.

Photo caption: Verona Carter, VP, New Fortress Energy (left), Professor Michael Taylor, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology (2nd left), Professor Ian Boxill, deputy principal, UWI Mona (centre) and Dr. Nagarani Ponakala, head of the Department of Mathematics, UWI at the handover ceremony where New Fortress Energy Foundation presented the Department of Mathematics, UWI Mona, with a cheque for $1,000,000 for title sponsorship of the UWI’s Mathematical Olympiad

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Published on 09 May, 2023

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