Math Olympiad Champs
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 113 , Segment 5
Episode: Tech in Africa, Social Work and Religion, Circus Nuns
- Jul 30, 2015 9:00 pm
- 19:43 mins
Guest: Po-Shen Loh, Ph. D., Professor of Math at Carnegie Mellon University, Team USA Math Olympiad Coach Call it an upset. Call it historic. Definitely don’t call it a matter of basic arithmetic. It took a lot more than adding and subtracting to propel Team USA to victory at this year’s International Math Olympiad. It was the first time Americans took the crown in 21 years. A fact made no less surprising by the fact that American teenagers fall below average in math compared to 64 other countries.