For the first time in 21 years, the United States has won the International Mathematical Olympiad!
Led by Po-Shen Loh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the six-man team competed among more than 100 countries in Chiang Mai, Thailand, over two days. Each team member worked on three problems to help lead his team to victory.
While some speculate that math students in the U.S. are falling behind those in other countries, Team USA is out to show them wrong. Loh states, “At least in this case with the Olympiads, we’ve been able to prove that our top Americans are certainly at the level of the top people from the other countries” (NPR).
From all of us at Hawkes Learning, congratulations, Team USA!
Read more from NPR’s article here.
NPR Staff. “They’re No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years.” NPR. NPR, 18 July 2015. Web. 22 July 2015.