July 26, 2016
More than 600 high school math students from 110 countries recently gathered in Hong Kong for the 57th International Math Olympiad. Contestants spent 10 days working to solve some of the toughest math problems they’d ever faced, and Citadel was proud to sponsor their hard work.
Students gather for “Cultural Night” at the 57th International Math Olympiad
Karen Miller, director of Talent Programs at Citadel, spotted three ways these champions tackle problems that everyone can apply to their work.
“In my early teens, I found myself driven to find the most elegant solution to a problem,” recalled Francois. “Math provided me and my brother with as much fun as any toy. Designing a math solution didn’t require tons of equipment. It just required a pencil, paper and a unique problem to solve.”
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