Ericpol – Partner of ‘Mathematics is my Passion’ Competition
15 January 2013
The many years of Ericpol’s collaboration with the world of science have resulted in the company performing the function of Strategic Partner in the ‘Mathematics is my Passion’ Competition. The formal signing of an agreement for long-term cooperation with the competition’s organiser, i.e. the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Łódź University, will take place on 15 January at the Faculty located at ul. S. Banacha 22a.
‘Mathematics is my Passion’ is a competition for the pupils of middle and secondary-level schools from Łódź Province. The entire competition includes mathematical contests on several levels of difficulty (three stages). The winners receive valuable prizes such as notebooks, tablets, and cameras. The final gala, including the ceremonial presentation of the diplomas and prizes, will take place in February. The patrons of the competition ‘Mathematics is my passion’ are: Jolanta Chełmińska, the Provincial Governor, and Professor Włodzimierz Nykiel, the Dean of Łódź University. The Łódź School Superintendent is also the competition’s co-organiser in the category for the middle school pupils, thanks to which the prize-winners receive points in recruitment to secondary-level schools.
‘This year’s edition drew a record response from the schools. We hope that young people’s participation in the contest will bring greater interest in science and thereby will contribute to its development in the future’, said Marek Gajowniczek, Cross-Functional Programmes Director of Ericpol.
‘It is the competition’s overriding and long-term goal to propagate interest in science, and especially to promote mathematics among pupils. In a time of growing demand for graduates in scientific fields of study, when innovative economy is Poland’s future, it is particularly important to teach logical and abstract thinking. That is why it is of crucial importance to understand the discipline which develops these abilities’, added Professor Ryszard Pawlak, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at Łódź University.
The ceremonial signing of the agreement for the cooperation between Ericpol and the Faculty of Mathematics will take place on 15 January at 11.00 am in room D103 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Łódź University, at ul. S. Banacha 22a. Mr Marek Gajowniczek, Cross-Functional Programmes Director of Ericpol and Professor Ryszard Pawlak, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at Łódź University, will be the signatories of the agreement.
Ericpol Sp. z o.o. is an engineering company which has been operating in the international ICT market for over 20 years. It provides outsourcing and consultancy services. It also delivers dedicated solutions in the area of telecommunications, M2M (machine to machine) communication, UX (user experience), applications for the medical sector, finances, and banking as well as solutions for business. It has 3 offices in Poland and 3 manufacturing facilities in Belarus, Ukraine and Sweden, which together form the Ericpol Group and employ a total of over 1,700 people.