24 April 2019 This month, four talented Aussie girls represented Australia in the 2019 European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) in Kyiv, Ukraine. Our team competed against 196 young women from 49 countries and achieved an outstanding result, winning two silver medals and two honorable mentions for Australia. The team smashed expectations with Australia placing 14th
Category: EGMO 2019
Australia comes equal 14th at EGMO 2019!
Coincidentally colour-coordinated in Ukrainian colours, Thanom and Michelle were up bright and early for coordination. By (late) breakfast all of day 2’s scripts had been signed off and by luck of the day’s coordination schedule, every member of team Aus was sitting in the top 10 🙂 With lots of time to kill in the
Aus claims front row seats for contest
(Apologies for the extensive delay for the second half of the blog posts!) The morning of Day 1 of the contest rolled around, and in lieu of a pep talk, the team psyched up by practising koala juggling. After all, you never know when a juggling question might pop up on a paper! As contestants
Cat statues, Mathematigerinnen and koalas – oh(pening cere)m(on)y
After a mostly good night’s sleep, broken only by Eugeniya’s penchant for accidentally turning room lighting on in her sleep, and another tasty breakfast in which we sampled various types of Ukrainian sweet pastries, it was time to officially kick off the proceedings with the Opening Ceremony. Upon arriving at the venue, we took our seats
Arrivals day and time for our koalas to come out to play
With the arrival of 49 other teams from all over the world, it was definitely time for the koalas to come out to play and for Aus team members old and new to hone their skills in the art of koala-ing. Thanom found a cunning way to induce a bit of tranquility in the midst
Like nifflers in search of all things shiny
Saturday morning brought more delicious breads and far too much choice with even butter requiring a decision to be made. With no particular agenda for the day, breakfast was a leisurely occasion and grazing and a long game of Contact went late into the morning. The supermarket downstairs was fun to explore though it quickly
From Down Under to Kyiv in 24 hours
Here are some photos and stories from our 24-hour journey from one side of the globe to the other. Super smooth flights, super smooth connections, but unfortunately not super smooth getting through immigration! Well super-smooth for the adults and AUS3 but not so smooth for AUS1, AUS2, and AUS4, who were held back by immigration
March Camp 2019
The 2019 AMOC Selection School and the final bit of training for the 2019 EGMO team was held at Naamaroo, Lane Cove National Park, on the traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people, surrounded by resident water dragons, kookaburras, ducks, and possums. Much fun has been had hanging out with EGMO team members new and old. The
Meet our EGMO team!
Eugeniya Artemova Year 12, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, VIC Eugeniya’s love of mathematics has been nurtured by her parents from a young age. She enjoys mathematics because of the intrinsic satisfaction of finding a neat solution to a problem that at first, may have seemed unsolvable. Outside of mathematics, Eugeniya likes to spend her time reading
Kyiv 2019, here we come!
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate at the Australian EGMO Team Announcement hosted by AMSI in Melbourne. After a Saturday morning of past EGMO problems (thanks Norm!) and a tough afternoon thinking about far too many mutually external circles and driving along tangent lines in cars fitted with laser beams (thanks Ivan!), it
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