U.S. Students Take Top Honors at Romanian Master of Mathematics
Washington, DC - A team of U.S. high school students, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, returned to 1st place at the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition after a top team finish in 2016. Held Feb. 21-26, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian Master of Mathematics is one of the most challenging international high school mathematics competitions in the world.
A total of 20 teams from around the world were invited to compete in the RMM. Contestants work through six problems over two days. The team score is based on the combined highest three individual scores. In addition to the team placement, students on the U.S. team took home the following honors:
- Mihir Singhal, gold medal
- Swapnil Garg, gold medal
- Colin Tang, silver medal
- Brandon Wang, silver medal
For this event, Po-Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon University, was the U.S. Team Leader and Evan Chen served as U.S. Team Deputy Leader.
Students who compete in the Romanian Master of Mathematics take part in the the Mathematical Association of America’s training program, the Mathematical Olympiad Program, which focuses on the long term development of American mathematical talent. The Mathematical Olympiad Program draws from students who perform exceptionally well on the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10/12 for high school students. They are invited to continue participating in the AMC series of examinations that culminate with the International Mathematical Olympiad each summer.
The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We accelerate the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. Learn more at maa.org.