In addition to providing scholarships to USAMO winners, the Akamai Foundation helped the MAA fund and send a team of four female mathematicians of school age to the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) held in Minsk, Belarus from April 14-20, 2015.
We congratulate this year's winners, as well as all of the participants in the USAMO and the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad.
Students who qualify for the USAMO represent the highest level of mathematical achievement, and we are pleased to honor the 12 top-scoring students," said Michael Pearson, Executive Director of MAA.
By supporting the highest scoring students from the USAMO, the Foundation hopes to encourage these and other students to continue their pursuit of mathematics education.
The USAMO is the pinnacle event in the sequence of increasingly challenging mathematical contests administered by the MAA's American Mathematics Competitions program.
is administered annually by the MAA American Mathematics Competitions program.
In addition to providing scholarships to USAMO
winners, the Akamai Foundation helped the MAA fund and send a team of four female mathematicians of school age to the first European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), which took place in April of this year.
CONTACT: Lisa Kolbe, Organizer, USAMO
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This year's USAMO winners are led by first place finisher Reid Barton, a home schooled student and four-time USAMO winner from Arlington, MA.
The Akamai Foundation also announced that the top three scorers of the USAMO will be awarded with college scholarships at the annual Olympiad Award Ceremony honoring the top USAMO finalists.
We are pleased that more than a quarter of a million mathematically-accomplished girls and boys chose to compete to become USAMO finalists.
The 267 students, representing all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and US students abroad in grades 9-12, who have qualified for the USAMO outscored more than 260,000 students nationwide in grades 9-12 on a series of challenging exams.