As a top scorer in the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), Swapnil Garg, grade 10, was recently invited to participate in the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) at Carnegie Mellon University.
“The purpose of the MOSP program is to broaden participants’ view of mathematics and foster their excitement toward further study,” said Anthony Silk, upper school math teacher. “It prepares students for possible future participation on our International Mathematical Olympiad team, as well as for possible careers involving mathematics.”
Garg is one of several Harker students who qualified to take part in the USAMO and the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) based on their performance in the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) and American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).
Other USAMO qualifiers were senior Richard Yi, junior Kai Ang and junior David Zhu. Sophomore Jimmy Lin, and freshmen Katherine Tian and Michael Wang qualified for the USAJMO. More than 200,000 students took the AMC 10 (grades 10 and below) and AMC 12 (grades 12 and below) exams.
The top 230 scorers on the AMC 10 qualify to compete in the USAJMO. The AMC 12’s top 270 scorers are eligible to participate in the USAMO.