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Sam is currently pursuing Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Robotics & Mechatronics). His love for mathematics comes from his enjoyment of creative problem-solving like innovation and composition. He believes that knowledge of mathematics has helped him in his everyday life, to manage a budget, to plan his schedule and to make sense of the world around him.

Jia is pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Robotics & Mechatronics). He loves the sense of accomplishment whenever solving maths questions and also when helping his schoolmates understand maths. Mathematics means a lot to him as it was the first subject where he got high marks in Secondary school, which built up his confidence in learning and studying other subjects. He believes that having a good understanding of maths opens up a lot of choices in future careers.

Jason studies Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He is often (daily) surprised that he enjoys mathematics since he left school being sure he would never use algebra or trigonometry. He realised mathematics was interesting after learning that Group Theory could be applied to solve Rubik’s Cube. After graduation Jason hopes to solve real-world problems with mathematical modelling.

We acknowledge with gratitude the judges of the 2022 competition:

- Prof. Billy Todd
- Dr. Bettina Pfaendner
- Dr. Michelle Dunn

We also acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies.

Deepa is currently pursuing Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical). She has been fascinated by Mathematics since the moment she was introduced to it as she believes it allows her to decipher the universe in a whole new perspective. She is eager to uncover more mathematical theories and concepts as maths is inevitable!

Wang and Natalie are studying Foundation degree in Engineering.

Mathematics is one of Wang’s favourite subjects since he considers it fascinating. He believes Mathematics is important in our daily lives and he applies it all the time. Natalie likes Mathematics because she finds interesting how there could be many solutions to solve a particular equation, and how one develops critical thinking skills through it.

Kyran (Kai) studies Mathematics and Physics. He started to get interested in Mathematics as a way to complement his Physics knowledge. He is interested in Mathematics Education, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis and its applications.

We acknowledge with gratitude the judges of the 2021 competition:

- Assoc. Prof. Clare Dyson
- Dr. Bettina Pfaendner
- Dr. Louise Olsen

We also acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies.

We acknowledge with gratitude the judges of the 2020 competition:

- Assoc. Prof. Clare Dyson
- Dr. Tim Kitchen
- Dr. Nathan Clisby

We also acknowledge the support and sponsorship of Adobe through the Innovation Grant “Digital storytelling to communicate the relevance of mathematics”.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Paul Hernandez Martinez (Swinburne University of Technology) at: phernandezmartinez@swin.edu.au

or A/Prof. Therese Keane (Swinburne University of Technology) at: tkeane@swin.edu.au