Baruch College Student Wins $10,000 Prize at Solve-a-thon at MIT
More than 140 colleges and universities participate from around the country
NEW YORK, NY - March 18, 2016 - Baruch College student Song Wang (MFE, ’16) was named the winner of the Solve-a-thon at MIT, earning the top cash prize of $10,000. The competition, which focuses on quantitative finance and is sponsored by WorldQuant, had more than 700 contestants representing over 140 colleges and universities from across the country.
Wang scored more than 100,000 points in the national competition with the second highest scorer achieving 55,000 points and only seven participants scoring more than 5,000 points.
The Solve-a-thon at MIT is organized and administered by MIT Technology Review and runs from December 2015 through February 2016. Competition participants take advantage of free training sessions and educational events to learn about finance, alphas and building predictive models.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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