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July 14, 2016
For the second year in a row, the U.S. team won first place at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in...
July 08, 2016
The MAA, along with the mathematical community, mourns the loss of mathematician John W. Kenelly Jr., who passed away...
June 28, 2016
Six students have been selected to represent the United States at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO),...
June 06, 2016
The MAA’s American Mathematics Competition recognizes the nation’s top 12 minds Another cycle of...
April 21, 2016
For the third year in a row the U.S. team wins second place at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO),...
April 12, 2016
For the third year in a row the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) team won first place in the 76th William...
April 01, 2016
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March 14, 2016
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February 29, 2016
A team of U.S. high school students won first place in the 2016 Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM), one of the most...
February 23, 2016
While many believe that the toughest high school math contest is the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), there...

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U.S. Wins First Place at International Mathematics Competition in Hong Kong

For the second year in a row, the U.S. team won first place at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hong Kong, July 6-16.

The IMO is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students, where the brightest mathematics students from more than 100 countries compete. The winning U.S. team score was 214 out of a possible 252, ahead of the Republic of Korea (207) and China (204).

Former MAA Treasurer John Kenelly Dies

The MAA, along with the mathematical community, mourns the loss of mathematician John W. Kenelly Jr., who passed away July 3. John served the MAA as association treasurer, played a critical role in the renovation of the MAA headquarters in the 1980s, and was part of the key leadership when the United States hosted the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2001. John had been a loyal member for 57 years.

2016 U.S. Math Olympians Go to Hong Kong

Six students have been selected to represent the United States at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), also known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.

2016 USAMO Winners Announced

The MAA’s American Mathematics Competition recognizes the nation’s top 12 minds

Another cycle of increasingly difficult mathematics competitions has ended, and the final winners of the 2016 USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) have been announced.

The 12 winners were selected out of 325 students that competed in this year’s USAMO, which is the pinnacle of high school mathematics contests administered by the MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program (AMC).  

The winners are (in alphabetical order):

U.S. Team Takes Second at European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

For the third year in a row the U.S. team wins second place at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international math competition of 147 contestants representing 38 countries that competed in Busteni, Romania.

“This is a very competitive olympiad, and getting second shows a strong performance,” said Jenny Iglesias (Carnegie Mellon University), the U.S. team leader. The team of four American high schoolers competed in the proof-style exam from April 10-16, earning a team score of 111 points out of 168. The first place Russian team scored 122.

MIT wins 76th Putnam Competition

For the third year in a row the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) team won first place in the 76th William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. The Putnam Competition, administered by the Mathematical Association of America, includes a $25,000 prize and an added $1,000 for each team member: Mark Sellke, Bobby Shen, and David Yang.

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