Two Indian Americans win gold medal at math competition

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Four American high school students including two Indian Americans won top prizes at the Romanian Master of Mathematics which were held on Feb. 21-26 in Bucharest, Romania.

Mihir Singhal and Swapnil Garg won a gold medal each while Colin Tang and Brandon Wang won a silver medal each and the American team won first place again after two years.

At the competition there were 20 teams from around the world and each contestant worked through six problems over a two day period after which the team’s score was calculated based on the combination of the three highest individual scores.

The American team was organized by the Mathematical Association of America and the students who competed in the Romanian Master of Mathematics were trained by the Mathematical Association of America as well as the Mathematical Olympiad Program.

The Mathematical Olympiad Program draws from students who perform exceptionally well on the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10/12 for high school students.

The U.S. Team Leader for the Romanian Master of Mathematics was Po-Shen Loh from Carnegie Mellon University and Evan Chen was the Team Deputy Leader.

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