FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Boateng receives outstanding
scores on two national major field exams
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Henry Boateng, a recent graduate of Mississippi
University for Women, recently received outstanding scores on two
national major fields exams.
This spring he scored in the top 10 percent of all students nationally
taking the chemistry exam. In the fall, Boateng scored in the top 5
percent of all students nationally taking the mathematics exam used as a
capstone measure of undergraduate mathematics majors.
MUW’s Division of Science and Mathematics requires students to take and
achieve a preset score on the exam for graduation to assess subject
knowledge in their major. Boateng, who is of Ghana, Africa, majored in
mathematics and chemistry.
He will attend the applied interdisciplinary mathematics doctorate
program at the University of Michigan in the fall. He also was accepted
into graduate programs at Dartmouth University, Georgia Tech and
Colorado State University.
Boateng will intern at the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics at
the University of California, Los Angeles, this summer.