Friday, May 30, 2008


Rose Sloan, daughter of UIC theorist Robert Sloan, is one of a dozen finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The finals will be broadcast tonight on the ABC network at 8 PM Eastern.

Good luck Rose!

Update: Rose lasted until round 11 and ended up tied for fourth. Congratulations!

Final standings here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, one of the words she was given (and correctly spelled) was "quaternion"!

    Hmmm, what would be difficult words for a Math/CS-specific bee? Words like ergodic, plethysm, cobordism, and grassmannian aren't all that hard. Of course it would be more challenging if you had to give a definition...

    Congratulations to my wife's college roommate's daughter!