HNU student Yang Wenjian claimed the first prize in non-math-major group at the 9th Chinese Mathematics Competitions (CMC) Final. Yang was the only winner of such a prize in Hunan division.
Organized by the Xi'an Jiaotong University, the 9th CMC Final was held in Shannxi’s Xi’an on March 24. There are two groups, i.e. math-major group and non-math-major group. The 9th CMC preliminaries was held in 29 divisions and participated by more than 110,000 students from such universities as Peking University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, and Hunan University. A total of 414 students were qualified for the final, including 225 for non-math-major group. The final produced 55 first-prize winners in non-major-math group.
Sponsored by the Chinese Mathematical Society, the CMC is an annual contest consisting of math-major group and non-math-major group. Its preliminaries are held in October and the final in March of the following year. The event aims to foster undergraduates’ interest in learning mathematics, further promote reform and development of mathematics courses in higher education institutions, improve the quality of college-level mathematics teaching, and select innovative talents in mathematics.
The competition provides undergraduates with a stage to demonstrate their basic knowledge and thinking ability.
It has been held for nine sessions since 2009. It has become a nationwide competition with the greatest influence and largest participation.