MAA Sponsors Winning Team at Romanian Masters in Math & Science
March 9, 2011
The U.S team at the 4th Annual Romanian Master of Mathematics & Science (RMMS) competition is bringing home the trophy. This year's competition was held in Bucharest, Romania, from February 23rd to February 28th, 2011. The RMMS is an invitational, six-question contest and follows the same structure as the International Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the International Physics Olympiad. This year, 90 students from 13 countries competed. The U.S. team of six high school students was selected by the MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program.
|Michael Druggan||12th grade||Tates Creek Senior High School||Lexington, KY|
|Zijing Gao||10th grade||Homeschooled||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Mitchell Lee||11th grade||Thomas Jefferson High School||Alexandria, VA|
|Bobby Shen||10th grade||Dulles High School||Sugar Land, TX|
|Victor Wang||10th grade||Ladue Horton Watkins High School||St. Louis, MO|
|Joy (Shijie) Zheng||12th grade||Philips Exeter Academy||Exeter, NH|
Bobby Shen and Mitchell Lee each won a gold medal, and Michael Druggan won a bronze medal in the competition. Bobby Shen had the second highest score in the competition, and Mitchell Lee had the third highest score overall. The U.S. was the only country to win two gold medals, and the combined total of the top three finishers was enough to make the U.S. the overall team winner. Winners of the RMMS get to bring home the traveling trophy inscribed with the names of the winning countries. Joy Zheng and Victor Wang each received an honorable mention for a complete solution of the fourth problem.
This is the third year that the MAA has sponsored a team at the RMMS. The team was selected on the basis of their scores in the 2010 AMC competitions, the USAMO, and their performance at the previous summer’s Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program.
All problems, solutions, competitors, results, and scores are on the RMMS website.