Pictures taken from Integration Bee 2014: Into the Galaxy last March 2014
Newton has invented calculus as a way to explain his laws of physics in the most efficient and elegant way, and up to now, calculus is still at the core of the development of pure and applied physics. The UP Physics Association celebrates the importance of this tool in science, through the speed integral competition, the Integration Bee.
The Integration Bee has been around for decades as an annual tradition in the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), and has been adapted for numerous universities across the United States, from California to the East Coast. The UPPA formulates a version for the University of the Philippines, a first in the country, and aims to expand the event to other universities in its 5th edition of the Bee.
The UPPA continues to raise up the bar and innovate, now having one of the nerdiest yet fun events in the campus. In its first two years, the Integration Bee has already brought competitors and audiences from diverse tracks in the University, even having a lingguistics major as one of its toughest competitors. More and more people vie for the title of the Grand Integrator. The Integration Bee has been proven to be a hit, due to its innovative format which makes it enjoyable and exciting to watch even for people who hate mathematics.
Welcome to the official website of Integration Bee!
The Integration Bee is an event in which undergraduate students from different colleges evaluate integrals against the clock and against each other to become the Grand Integrator. It consists of three rounds, separately seeking to test the contestant's accuracy and speed, mental solving, and the depth of their mastery in integrating. Audience members, ranging from undergraduates to invited PhD's, can still join the fun by answering Happy Integrals given in between rounds, and from them, claim various prizes.