I am interested in and heavily involved with mathematics outreach, in two main capacities: increasing diversity in STEM, and mathematical enrichment for high school students. My participation includes:
I currently serve on the board of directors of this non-profit organization whose broader mission is education, inspiration, and community-building in mathematics, with a pre-collegiate focus. The non-profit is responsible for the operations of the Canada/USA Mathcamp, a summer program for exceptionally talented high school students.
I served as one of 8 members on this subcommittee. These competitions serve as the first in a string of exams deciding the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team. Over 200,000 students participate in these competitions.
I served as a problems writer for the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, the first stage of competition leading to the
selection of Canada's International Mathematical Olympiad team.
I am one of the contributing bloggers of this mathematics mentoring blog, organized by one of the largest association of professional mathematicians in the world.
I served as one of a handful of editors of the popular mathematics problem solving journal.
I served as an associate editor for this problem-based Canadian journal.
Working with Matthew T. Stamps, I conducted
mathematical research while
exposing young, enriched students to our mathematical area of study. We have been visitors one week out of every year.
BEAM offers a 1-month summer
program for gifted rising 8th graders from New York City. As an instructor, I taught a week long course (4 hours per day) on Probability & Statistics. The Art of Problem
Solving Foundation helped launch BEAM (then SPMPS) to give underserved middle school students with talent in mathematics access to high-quality mathematical resources and instruction. A major
emphasis of the program is creating a community of peers who share a growing passion for math. The ultimate goal of this BEAM program is to enable our alumni to get on to the pathway
toward careers as mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and programmers. Therefore, we seek to give everyone access to the best kinds of interesting and advanced mathematics
which is now enjoyed by top students nationally, which is one of the first steps on this pathway.
The Siemens Competition is the premier mathematics, science and technology
competition at the high school level in the United States, with winners
earning several tens of thousands of dollars toward college tuition. As a
Regional judge, I evaluate original work by high school students, and
serve on a panel of judges during the students' presentations at the
regional competition level. Students competing at the regional level have
completed and won rigorous local and state level competitions
Mathcamp: Academic Coordinator (2012), Graduate Student Mentor
Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for
outstandingly talented high school students. The program allows students
to explore undergraduate and even graduate
and research-level math topics in a vibrant and passionate environment.
In Summer 2012, I was one of two Academic Coordinators at Canada/USA
Mathcamp. This involved setting the academic schedule for over 100
courses, overseeing the research project program within the camp,
facilitating academic visitations through the NSF-funded "Research in
Pairs" program, and maintaining the mentoring system for new teachers. In
Summer 2011 I was a Graduate Student Mentor there. My role as a mentor
was to work with other
mentors in serving as an active mathematics teacher, residence counselor,
primary camp policy leader, setting the tone of the entire program.
The American Mathematics Competitions are premier high school math
contests that serve as precursors for the
selection of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team.
As a member of the Advisory Panel, I contribute problems, and edit and
Explore Math: Director of the Northern California ARML Team (2010)
Explore Math is an NSF-VIGRE funded high-school enrichment initiative
organized and run
solely by graduate students at UC Davis. ARML
(American Regions Mathematics League) is a national mathematics
competition for high school students held on the last weekend of May at
four sites around the United States. I was the director for the program
in 2010, and was the primary
California ARML team in
the Winter 2009
I write mathematics competitions for mathleague.org, a
national program that
various mathematics competitions to high school math circles. I am
particularly involved with writing Sprint
competitions: 30 problem multiple choice competitions akin to the AMC-10
and AMC-12 competitions run by the
Mathematical Association of America (see AMC Mathematics
In the past, I have been involved with
Mathematics Competitions run by the Centre for Education in Mathematics & Computing.