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Annual four-county math championship will be held at Vassar College (3/25)

The DUSO (Dutchess/Ulster/Sullivan/Orange) Math League will hold its annual championship meet at Vassar College on Wednesday, March 25. After the competition, there will be a talk by Adam Lowrance, assistant professor of mathematics. His talk, “Coloring Maps on Surfaces,” will explore how to color maps so that no two countries sharing a border have the same color. The lecture will take place at the end of the competition at approximately 10:30 am. Awards will be presented to the winners at approximately 11:00am; both events will take place in Rockefeller Hall, room 300.

The public is welcome to attend the lecture and awards ceremony; however the actual meet (9:00-10:30 am) is closed to outside viewers. This is the ninth year the DUSO championship meet will be at Vassar. 

Qualifying high schools include: Arlington, Beacon, Cornwall, Goshen, John Jay, Kingston, Lourdes, Middletown, Monroe Woodbury, Onteora, Spackenkill, and Washingtonville.


DUSO includes about 40 schools from the four counties, with individual teams competing against each other in 5 division meets. There are two ways for teams to become eligible for the sectional match. One is to win their respective section: one of six in Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. The second is by scoring higher than the winning team in another section.

Approximately 40 of the highest scoring students in the league will represent the DUSO Math League at the New York State Math League championship meet on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Syossett.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, February 27, 2015