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

Washington, DC – The U.S. team took second place at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) held April 9-15, 2018 in Florence, Italy against teams from 52 countries. In addition to second place team honors, each member of the four person team was awarded a medal for their individual performance on the challenging mathematics exam. 

The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition for female high school students. This year’s competition had 192 students. The U.S. team is organized by the Mathematical Association of America and has consistently placed in the top four teams with a first place team finish in 2017.

The 2018 EGMO U.S. team members are Megan Joshi (EGMO individual silver medal), Wanlin Li (EGMO individual gold medal), Emily Wen (EGMO individual bronze medal), and Catherine Wu (EGMO individual gold medal). Meghal Gupta served as team leader and Rachel Zhang as deputy leader. 

The exam is made up of six proof-style problems given over two days. The U.S. team score was 129 out of a possible 168 points. Wu and returning U.S. team member Li were two of only five students to receive a perfect score of 42 points in the competition.

“The Mathematical Association of America is proud to sponsor the U.S. EGMO team as part of the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. On behalf of the mathematical community, we congratulate you on your second place finish in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. Your extraordinary performance is an inspiring example of hard work for the next generation of young mathematicians,” said Jennifer Barton, MAA director of competition operations. “We celebrate your achievements and are proud that you are part of America’s top math students.”

For complete scores, visit the EGMO

News Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018
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