From 7 – 13 April 2014, Hoa Sen University team represented by students of Applied Mathematics took part in the National Mathematical Olympiad for University Students 2014 at Pham Van Dong University, Quang Ngai Province.

* Photo of the opening ceremony at Pham Van Dong University *

Hoa Sen University’s Mathematical Olympiad team consisting of 6 students competed in bothdisciplines: Algebra and Calculus and won 1 Third Prize and 3 Consolation Prizes as follows:

**Algebra :**

- 1 Third Prize: Lê Thị Duy Thảo
- 2 Consolation Prizes: Phạm Thị Ngọc Hà; Hồ Hoàng Nhật Huỳnh

__Calculus__

- Consolation Prize: Mai Thị Thu Thảo

*Hoa Sen University’s Mathematical Olympiad team taking part in both disciplines: Algebra and Calculus*

On this occasion, Hoa Sen University’s students had the opportunity to meet with students of other universities and Vietnamese Mathematicians, and learn valuable experience from them.

*Through this contest, the students of Applied Mathematics have had the opportunity to exchange and gain more mathematical knowledge. *

The good results achieved by these students can also be attributed to the effort of the teachers of the Mathematics Department – Faculty of Science and Technology, especially Nguyễn Lê Duy, Đặng Công Tiên, Lê Thị Ngọc Huyên, and Lê Việt Hùng. This is also a chance for the lecturers to enhance their mathematical knowledge and quality of teaching in this subject.

The National Mathemtical Olympiad for University Students 2014 attracted 720 students from 85 universities and colleges nationwide competing in two disciplines: Algebra and Analytic Calculus. On this occasion, a Conference on programs and methods of teaching mathematics at technical schoolswas organised and attended by more than 200 lecturers from universities and colleges all over the country. The Organization Committee presented 325 prizes, of which 11 were Special Prizes for students who had the best scores in each discipline or won the First Prize in both Algebra and Calculus. In addition, there were 17 students winning the First Prize in Algebra, 17 students winning the First Prize i Calculus, 43 students winning the Second Prize in Algebra, and 44 students winning the Second Prize in Calculus. |

**By Huu Tri
Translated into English Anh Dung**