Congratulations are in order for one of the members of the Brahma Math Team. Benjamin Chen, a freshman, is only the 2nd student from Diamond Bar High School who has made it to the 3rd round of the American Mathematics Competition – it’s called the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).
Here is some information about this contest from the Mathematics Association of America website:
The United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) are six question, two day, 9 hour essay/proof examinations. All problems can be solved with pre-calculus methods. Approximately 270 of the top scoring AMC 12 participants (based on a weighted average of AMC 12 and AIME score) are invited to take the USAMO. Approximately 230 of the top scoring AMC 10 participants (based on a weighted average of AMC 10 and AIME score) are invited to take the USAJMO. The USAMO and USAJMO are given on two consecutive days in late April.
High scoring students on the USAMO receive an invitation to the be on the USA team to participate in the International Math Olympiad (IMO) which, this year, takes place in Cape Town, South Africa in July.
In addition to being on the Brahma Math Team, Benjamin is involved with the Orange County Math Circle and the Southern California chapter of the American Regions Math League (ARML) in Long Beach.
The other Diamond Bar High USAMO participant was David Yang who attended DBHS 4 years ago as a freshman and is currently a freshman at MIT.