Metroplex Math Circle Speaker to Discuss Finance

Sept. 9, 2008

Richard Rusczyk, founder of Art of Problem Solving, an interactive educational program for avid mathematics students, will speak on math and finance at the first meeting of the Metroplex Math Circle.

The meeting is at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 in room 2.410 in the South Engineering and Computer Science Building at UT Dallas.

Mr. Rusczyk is the Director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search. He was a participant in National Mathcounts, a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program, and a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner. Mr. Rusczyk graduated from Princeton University in 1993, helped inaugurate ESPN’s SportsFigures program, and worked as a bond trader for D.E. Shaw & Company.

Mr. Rusczyk’s lecture should be of interest to students exploring careers that will take advantage of their interest in math and problem solving.

The Metroplex Math Circle (MMC), sponsored by UT Dallas, is an enrichment program aimed at enthusiastic, young mathematical minds. The program is designed to attract talented students to mathematics and to provide an accelerated avenue to develop students' mathematical and problem-solving skills.

The Director of MMC is Dr. Titu Andreescu, mathematics education associate professor at UT Dallas and former coach of the U.S. International Math Olympiad team. Dr. Andreescu is also the author of multiple books on Olympiad and college-level problem solving.

Past speakers have included distinguished math professors from around the world as well as gold medalists in international math Olympiads.

The MMC program consists of a Fall and Spring session, each 12 weeks long. Meetings are held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at ECSS 2.410 on the UT Dallas campus. All students with an interest in mathematics are welcome. Parents and teachers are also encouraged to participate in our lectures and sessions.

For more information, contact David Cordeiro at djcordeiro@sbcglobal.net or visit Metroplex Math Circle site on the Web.


More Information: David Cordeiro, djcordeiro@sbcglobal.net, or www.metroplexmathcircle.org
Media Contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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