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U.S. Students Compete in International High School Math Competition

Team Places 6th at Romanian Master of Mathematics

A team of U.S. high school students, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, took 6th place in the 2017 Romanian Master of Mathematics. Held Feb. 22-27, 2017 in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian Master of Mathematics is one of the most challenging international high school mathematics competitions in the world.

A total of 19 teams were invited to compete in the RMM. Contestants work through six problems over two days. The team score is based on the combined highest three individual scores. In addition to the team placement, students on the U.S. team took home the following honors:

  • James Lin, silver medal
  • Zachary Chroman, silver medal
  • Kevin Ren, silver medal
  • Michael Ren, honorable mention

For this event, Razvan Gelca, Texas Tech University, is the U.S. Team Leader and Po-Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon University, is the U.S. Team Deputy Leader.

Students who compete in the Romanian Master of Mathematics take part in the the Mathematical Association of America’s training program, the Mathematical Olympiad Program, which focuses on the long term development of American mathematical talent. The Mathematical Olympiad Program draws from students who perform exceptionally well on the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10/12 for high school students. They are invited to continue participating in the AMC series of examinations that culminate with the International Mathematical Olympiad which will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on July 12-23, 2017.

News Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017