MMEC 2018

2018 theme: The Shape of Our World

Students often ask the question "When am I going to need this?” when they study mathematics. Our Mohawk Math Engineering Competition is trying to answer that question.

This competition will introduce students to different applications of mathematics in engineering areas and encourage them to consider future careers in engineering technology.

For more details, please contact matheng [at]

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This year we hosted 108 students from 19 different schools:

Abbey Park High School

Saltfleet District Secondary School

Bishop Ryan Secondary School

Sherwood Secondary School

Bishop Tonnos Secondary School

Simcoe Composite School

Cathedral High School

Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School

Delta Secondary School

Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School

Dundas Valley Secondary School

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School

Glendale Secondary School

St. Mary Secondary School

Guido De Bres Christian High School

St. Thomas More Secondary School

McKinnon Park Secondary School

Westdale Secondary School

Orchard Park Secondary School



Grade 9  

1st place:

2nd place:

3rd place:

Frank Schuller and Isaiah Bartels from Guido De Bres Christian High School

Destiny Dewhirst and Jaden Banfield from Simcoe Composite School

Eric Perry and Jayden Kew from Sherwood Secondary School



4th place :

5th place :

Caleb Stevenson and Dylan Muto from Westdale Secondary School

Derek Vassallo and Gavin Marriage from Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School

Grade 10  

1st place :

2nd place:

3rd place:

Carter Kendrick and Karsen Clark from Simcoe Composite School

Clayton Maki and Oliver Steinke from Dundas Valley Secondary School

Cameron Lof and Jordan Schenkel from Guido De Bres Christian High School



4th place :

5th place :

Rose Rolfe and Dan Thieu from Glendale Secondary School

Sierra Maurice and Riley Janjic from Orchard Park Secondary School

Grade 11  

1st place :

2nd place:

3rd place:

Kallyna Morrice and Sandy Gibbons from Simcoe Composite School

Megan Bos and Shanya Jansema from Guido De Bres Christian High School

Riley Troisi and Colby Rice from Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School



4th place :

5th place :

Ashton Cleary and Aiden Ready-Drake from Sherwood Secondary School

Chloe Zamperin and Grace Wilcox from Cathedral High School

Grade 12


1st place :

2nd place:

3rd place:

Brady Donnell and Makenna Gauthier from Simcoe Composite School

Cynthia Julie-Ann Parker and Jason Smith from Abbey Park High School

Liam Olenick and MacKenzie Zanatta from St. Mary Secondary School 



4th place :

5th place :

Abid Bashizadah and Ethan Pesche from St. Thomas More Secondary School

Blake O'Brien and Stephen Baker from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School

For more detailed results, please contact matheng [at]

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Feedback Comments

When asked: What impact did this competition have on you?

I learned that there are many things that math can teach me besides numbers. There are so many different fields that I could go into. From competing with other schools, I learned that there are many other people who share the same goals that I do. After winning best individual score for my grade (grade 12), I felt that I could really do something good with my math skills. To pursue a career that includes being good in this subject. It made me feel I can have a name for myself (or something other than that). - Abid Bashizadah, student


Gave me confidence and I actually enjoyed it even though I don't normally find math enjoyable. - 

McKenna G, student.


This competition made me realize the importance of providing many varied rich learning tasks for students. Having an opportunity to look at the written test has encouraged me to develop tasks that require deeper thinking and a higher level of problem solving. I'm sure for students, there must've been a sense of pride in just being chosen to represent their school, even if they didn't place in the competition. I know that for my students, who did do well, they have developed a confidence in their abilities that they didn't have before. They called themselves "smart in math" for perhaps the first time in their lives. - Patricia Misner, teacher.


This was a huge boost to our son's confidence and we hope he can return on behalf of his school next year! It was fantastic to see kids in the Applied stream be recognized and for them to see that they can do well in areas like math! - Stephanie Stevenson, parent.


One of my Grade 11 students who competed could not believe that I choose her to represent our school. She had the perception that she was not good at math and was completing her third and final math course to graduate. She actually placed in the math competition, which was a huge shock to her! She changed her schedule for next year to include math! Her success challenged her perception of her abilities! - Roger Logan, teacher.

Our Sponsors





  • Engineering Technology at Mohawk College




  • E. S. Fox Ltd






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  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco



  • Sobotec Ltd



    • Pearson




    • Vretta


    • PEO Hamilton-Burlington Chapter



    • W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology



    • CMS – Canadian Mathematical Society


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    • OACETT - Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, Hamilton Chapter 




    • HAND Association - Hamilton & District Heavy Construction Association



    • Maplesoft



    • Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd.



    • Student Recruitment - Mohawk College
    • HWDSB - Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
    • HWCDSB - Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board    
    • IEC - Industry-Education Council, Hamilton              

    Schedule at a glance

    9 AM to 10:30 AM Welcome Orientation and Theme Lecture
    10:30 AM to 12 PM First part of competition
    12 PM to 12:45 PM Lunch (provided)
    12:45 PM to 2:15 PM Second part of competition
    2:15 PM to 2:45 PM Awards