The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has announced the appointment of Titu Andreescu as Director of American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), an MAA program that organizes a number of mathematics competitions for high school students, such as the American High School Mathematics Examination and the USA Mathematical Olympiad.
Andreescu, who has served as Chair of the USA Mathematical Olympiad Committee, Head Coach of the International Mathematical Olympiad Team, and Director of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program, will assume his new position as director in January of 1999. He replaces Walter Mientka, who has served as AMC Executive Director for 23 years. Dr. Mientka will be Executive Director of International Mathematical Olympiad 2001 U.S.A., Inc.
Before joining the staff of the MAA, Andreescu was a mathematics instructor mathematics at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, where he was editor of the IMSA Math Journal and coach of the Mathematics Team of the Academy. From 1981 through 1989, he served as Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Loga Academy in Timisoara, Romania. Andreescu received the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1983 from the Romanian Ministry of Education and the Edith May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching from the MAA in 1994.
American Mathematics Competitions is a program of the Mathematical Association of America. It is sponsored by thirteen national associations in the mathematical sciences: