MSRI sending bright young women to participate in the 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad
- July 21, 2010
- Archive, Agnes Scott College
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians
For the fourth year in a row MSRI will be sending eight of the brightest young women in mathematics to participate in the 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad. The competition was originally established as a regional competition for teams of female high school students from China and other eastern Asian countries (including Russia). Several years ago China expanded the competition to countries from around the world, with the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Australia among the invitees. The team will spend three weeks preparing for the competition at the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program offered by the Mathematical Association of America on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. The Olympiad will be held from August 9-13 in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Provence, about 40 miles southwest of Beijing They will spend a few days in Hong Kong on the way to the competition while they adjust to the time change and a few days in Beijing on the way home. For more information and posts from the team members, visit the website of one of the team's sponsors, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).