The Akamai Foundation made it’s announcement of recent about its intentions of awarding high school mathematics studenst with scholarships for theiir placement in the recent U.S.A Mathematical Olympiad. An award ceremony which is for the 45th USAMO Winners was hed yesterday June 6th in Washignton DC.
The institute which was founded back in the 2000 based on donations from Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) workers and those working outside the company, promotes the pursuit of better interest in mathematics in grades K-12 so as to encourage America’s next generation of technology innovators.
As the scholarship was supposed to be, the award was to be presented to the top three winners of this year’s competiton and the most prestigious mathematical cometition in the country for high school students. These top winners are among the country’s most talented Mathematicians.
Allen Liu, of Penfield High School right in Penfield, NY was the number who wins the Akamai’s Scholarship in the amount of about $20,000. Junyao Peng, of Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science in Princeton, NJ, took over the second position winning the Akamai’s second position and was awarded the whooping sum of $15,000 while the last but not the least Kevin Ren, from Torrey Pine High School right i San Diego, CA, took on the third place with the price of $10,000.
The USAMO Provides a means of identifying and encouraging those who are more creative in the field of mathematics right in the country with a six-question, 9hours essay which was conducted over the course of two days. This served to indicate the talent of those who may actually become the next big thing in the innovative field within the country right in the future. The USAMO is thus a part of a worldwide system of national mathematics competitions which is a movement whereby those making researches and mathematical educatorss are encouraged in recognizing and celebrating the imagination and resourcefulness of youths within the country.
“Innovation through math and math education have always been, and continue to be, at the heart of Akamai’s mission,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO and co-founder, Akamai. “We congratulate this year’s winners. The Akamai Foundation is committed to helping promote mathematics education and to encouraging and inspiring the next generation of technology innovators and leaders.”
“Students who qualify for the USAMO represent the highest level of mathematical achievement, and we are pleased to honor the top-scoring students,” said Michael Pearson, Executive Director of MAA. “MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program is dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth. Identifying, recognizing, and rewarding excellence in mathematics is an important effort to advance mathematics that benefits our nation’s future. We appreciate the Akamai Foundation’s continued support of this important program.”
As the case will be in the Washington DC, the encouragement of today’s youth in order to further improve the need to be more studious in the case of reasoning in all mathematical aspect is a must for youth adults as this will help improve their knowledge and skills which will therefore enable them participate in a better and bigger world ahead. The case with the USAMO and Akamai is an excellent approach which is of a serious help and this will therefore give a better hope to all students trying to give up on Mathematics.