J-U-B Supports the Magic Valley Chapter Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition

On February 2, 2024, J-U-B staff volunteered at the regional MATHCOUNTS competition for the Magic Valley Chapter. The competition was held at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). 


MATHCOUNTS is a national program that provides students in grade 6-8 the opportunity to compete in live math-based contests against and alongside their peers. Chapter winners will go on to compete at the State level in March. MATHCOUNTS Nationals will be held in Washington D.C. in May. Two schools with 17 student competitors were in attendance this year. We are hoping for a larger turnout next year as the local teams continue to regroup following the lull of the COVID years.

Who organizes MATHCOUNTS events?

The Chapter and State events are coordinated by the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) and are staffed with volunteers from many industries. The MATHCOUNTS Coordinator for the Magic Valley Chapter of ISPE is led by Josh Baird, Public Works Director for the City of Twin Falls. This year’s event included volunteers from the City of Twin Falls Engineering Department, CSI, Swensen’s Markets, and J-U-B Engineers, Inc. J-U-B became involved with this event through our relationship with Josh Baird and the City of Twin Falls. Learn more about the MATHCOUNTS competition for the Twin Falls chapter this year, hosted by CSI.

Gary Haderlie, P.E., worked in the scoring room checking test answers. RJ O’Leary, P.E., served in multiple roles including proctoring, event set-up, competition timekeeper, and some P.R. work on the side. George Kinslow, CAD Designer, served as the event moderator/announcer. This was also the inaugural event for the new competition buzzer/timer that J-U-B donated towards last year for the Magic Valley Chapter to finally have a buzzer of their own.