International Slide Rule Championships - ISRC
|The ISRC contest was challenged by Kristen Fouss's Pre-calculus class at Anderson HS in Cincinnati, Ohio using slide rules provided by ISRM's Slide Rule Loaner program. The Gold and Silver Medalists proudly show off their medals. With sufficient advanced warning, ISRM will supply ribbbons to match the school's (or national) colors instead of the non-country specific maroon and white.|
The Official Contest Problem Sets will have the same problem arrangements as the Practice Set, but will have the constants changed. The administratrator of the contest will be sent one of the official problem sets by email once an event is planned.
The basic operations may be studied at ISRM's on-line Slide Rule Course or may be downloaded as a seminar in PDF form at:
3 participants (minimum) = 1 Gold medal
4-6 participants = 2 medals (Gold and Silver)
7 or more participants = 3 medals (Gold Silver and Bronze)
If you wish to support this program, by making a monetary donation, each medal set plus shipping around the world costs us about $20.00 USD. Thank you!
Questions? Call Mike at 303-921-8709.
|The Oughtred Society held its annual meeting in Las Vegas Nevada and hosted the 2010 International Slide Rule Championships. Nine finalists from a large group of attendees fought for the top three trophies. Winners were Bennie Tschoerner, Paris, Texas,1st place; Riki Nakamoto, Oahu, Hawaii, 2nd place; Carl Schwent, Phoenix, Arizona, 3rd place. Honorable mentions were: Bob De Cesaris, Gary Flom, Gerd Keuffel (of the K&E legacy), Bob Koppany, and Kate Matthews. Any collector group, school or engineering association are invited to host an ISRC contest.|
|Students in the Math Club at Cowherd Middle School in Aurora, Illinos, supervised by Cheryl Lewis, took on the ISRC challenge and produced several proud champions. (Note: without parents permission, the faces are purposely blurred).|