Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rensselaer Medal

Toby Heavenrich of Candor is this year’s winner from Candor High School of the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.The award is given to students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. Each medalist who is accepted and subsequently enrolls at Rensselaer receives a scholarship of $60,000 payable in four yearly awards of $15,000 each.

Mathematics exhibition

This exhibition is a result of a memorandum of understanding signed by the Kerala State Council for Science and Department of Atomic Energy to set up a 'Kerala School of Mathematics' in Kozhikode - a world-class mathematical studies centre.The idea is to generate students' interest and help them overcome their fear of Maths, which has led to poor performance in the state board exams in the past two years.The concept revolves around relating numbers and abstract equations to everyday life.