USA IMO 2012 Team Announced!
|May 14, 2012|
The American Mathematics Competitions has announced the names of the students chosen to represent the United States of America at the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad. The team will attend the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to prepare them for their international competition, which will take place July 4-16 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
The 2012 USA team includes:
Zuming Feng (Phillips Exeter Academy) is returning as Team Leader with Loh Po-Shen (Carnegie Mellon University) as the Deputy Leader.
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a six-problem, 42-point math competition held over two days. More than 90 nations compete in this annual event, which is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads. Questions cover a wide range of mathematics. Past IMO questions can be found here.
The U.S. has been represented by a small team of exceptionally talented high school students each year since 1974.The MAA-produced documentary Hard Problems follows the U.S. team during the 2006 IMO.
The mission of the MAA's American Mathematics Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. In addition, students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and around the world.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
The MAA would like to thank the organizations that sponsor the USAMO and MOSP programs, including: Akamai Foundation, DE Shaw & Co., Art of Problem Solving, Robert Balles, Math for America, Academy of Applied Science, American Mathematical Society, Awesome Math, Jane Street, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, American Statistical Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Casualty Actuarial Society, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mu Alpha Theta, Pi Mu Epsilon.