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- : Team USA Earns Fourth Place in 2020 European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad - News
Washington, DC - Team USA earned fourth place in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), a challenging high school competition hosted annually to honor girls across the world who excel in mathematics. This year, the competition originally scheduled in the Netherlands was held virtually on April 15-21, 2020. In addition to the team’s placement, the following team members were also awarded for their individual performance:
- : Mathematical Association of America Announces the Winners of the Inaugural Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10A Prize & Awards to Support Women in Mathematics - News
Washington, DC - Jessica Wan of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been named the first-ever Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10A Prize winner for her performance on the 2020 Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) tenth-grade competition. Jessica achieved a perfect score of 150 on the AMC 10A, higher than any other female participant in the United States.
- : U.S. Team Earns Third Place at the Romanian Master of Mathematics - News
Washington, DC - The U.S. team earned third place at the Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM) held in Bucharest, Romania from February 26 - March 2, 2020. The RMM is a challenging international high school mathematics competition that allows students to exchange mathematical ideas and engage in cross-cultural communication with other students from around the world.
- : Launching New Virtual Invitational International Math Competition - News
WASHINGTON, DC (July 13th, 2020) Debuting today is the Cyberspace Mathematical Competition (CMC). The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) and Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) have collaborated to offer a free and virtual invitational international contest for high school students.
- : Four Outstanding Teachers Honored with MAA’s 2020 Teaching Awards - News
WASHINGTON, DC (July 27th, 2020) Annually, the Mathematical Association of America honors teachers who are making an impact on STEM education with the Alder Awards and Dolciani Award. We are pleased to announce the 2020 Alder Award winners, Selenne Bañuelos, Kenneth M Monks, and Brandy Wiegers; and Dolciani Award winner, Henry Pollak.
Also the Official News from Science Daily has been added below:
- Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:11:49 +0000: Lack of math education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Adolescents who stopped studying math showed a reduction in a critical brain chemical for brain development. This reduction in brain chemical was found in a key brain area that supports math, memory, learning, reasoning and problem solving.
- Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:46:36 +0000: Applying mathematics takes 'friendship paradox' beyond averages - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
In network science, the famous 'friendship paradox' describes why your friends are (on average) more popular, richer, and more attractive than you are. But a slightly more nuanced picture emerges when we apply mathematics to real-world data.
- Fri, 04 Jun 2021 17:54:42 +0000: Early warning system for COVID-19 gets faster through wastewater detection and tracing - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A new research paper builds on previous research of COVID-19 testing in municipal sewer systems and subsequent tracing the virus back to the source by more accurately modelling a system's treelike network of one-way pipes and manholes, and by speeding up the detection/tracing process through automatic sensors installed in specific manholes, chosen according to an easier-to-use algorithm.
- Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:57:33 +0000: Turbulence in interstellar gas clouds reveals multi-fractal structures - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Astronomers describe the complex structure of the interstellar medium using a new mathematical method. The dispersion of interstellar turbulence in gas clouds before star formation unfolds in a cosmically small space.
- Fri, 28 May 2021 21:17:55 +0000: Candy-like models used to make STEM accessible to visually impaired students - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A breakthrough study aims to make science more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired through small, candy-like models.