NO FEWER than 126 pupils from 24 schools and accompanied by 13 teachers have just competed in the 2008 Maths in the Pipeline contest.
Maths in the Pipeline was designed by TechFest-SetPoint, with lecturers from the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and industry professionals from BP, to give S4 pupils the opportunity to apply their mathematical skills to realistic problems encountered in the oil&gas industry. It was launched in 2004 and has been a significant success ever since.
To date, the initiative has reached more than 500 talented young mathematicians. To cater for demand, this annual event now takes place on three days in Aberdeen for 126 pupils from 24 schools and will return to Inverness for a further two days in February, 2009.
The 2008 winners are:
September 26, sponsored by SPE, hosted by BP: winning team Bruce, comprising Scott Buchan, Peterhead Academy; Ben Smith, Banff Academy; Ross McLean, Mearns Academy; Chay Milne, Kemnay Academy; Catherine Shepherd, The Gordon Schools, and Oliver Zhu, Robert Gordon’s College.
October 3, sponsored by BP: winning team Foinaven, comprising Steven Bain, Alford Academy; Ujani Basu, St Margaret’s School; Mhairi Clark, Portlethen Academy; Jonny Cook, Bridge of Don Academy; Stephanie Murray, Aboyne Academy, and Ben Rushton, Turriff Academy.
October 10, sponsored by Chevron: winning team Caledonia, comprising Christopher Cheyne, Bankhead Academy; Emma Jane Curtis, Albyn School; Ryan Hardie, Westhill Academy; Bryony Hart, Harlaw Academy; Peter Sclare, Aberdeen Grammar School, and Stefan Wilms, Westhill Academy.