Eight of the brightest young women in mathematics will participate in the 2012 China Girls Math Olympiad
- August 06, 2012
- By Larry Riddle
- BIOGRAPHIES OF WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS
For the sixth year in a row the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute will be sending eight of the brightest young women in mathematics to participate in the 2012 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 8-12 in Guangzhou in the Guangdong Province. The members of the USA team are Courtney Guo, Laura Pierson, Gabriella Studt, Alicia Weng, Jingyi Zhao, Cynthia Day, Danielle Wang, and Victoria Xia. For details, see the press release from MSIR, and for updates from team members visit the MSIR website.