USA Mathematical Olympiad: 2012 Winners
|May 9, 2012|
The results are in for the 2012 United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). This year, 273 outstanding high school students qualified for the contest. On April 24-25, they tackled a challenging, six-question exam.
The 12 winners are (in alphabetical order):
Watch a slideshow of past accomplishments of some of the winners of the 2012 USAMO.
An awards ceremony for the 12 USAMO winners will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Carnegie Institution for Science on Monday, June 4, 2012. Following the awards ceremony, the winners will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, to participate in the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) for in-depth training in mathematical problem solving.
USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad
Established in 2010, the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad is a contest for young students to bridge the computational solution process of AIME and the proof orientation of the USAMO. The 2012 results are listed here (pdf).
2012 Problems and Solutions
Test yourself with the problems from this year's USAMO and USAJMO competitions:
MAA MinuteMath is a blog that posts daily questions from the AMC 8, AMC 10, and AMC 12 contests. All questions are accompanied by hints and solutions.
The USAMO is the pinnacle event in the sequence of increasingly challenging mathematical contests administered by the MAA's American Mathematics Competitions program. It serves to indicate the talent of those who may become leaders in the mathematical sciences of the next generation. More than 220,000 worldwide took the first contest (AMC 10 and/or AMC 12). More than 10,000 were invited to compete in the second contest, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), and just 273 of these participants made it to the highly selective and prestigious USAMO.
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.