Generally, everyone grit their teeth when it comes to solving mathematical problems. It is a forced subject for many students which they have to know for school. But four Indian-American students looks at the subject as something fun and beautiful.
Four brilliant students Sameer Pusapaty, Karthik Karnik, Abhishek Hariharan and Ankan Bhattacharya are passionate mathematicians. These four bright students had been selected as finalists of the contest- ‘Who wants to be a mathematician’ organised by the American mathematical society. Out of 10 finalists, the winner will be announced at the Washington State Convention centre in Seattle and will win grand prize of 10000 $, out of which the winner will get 5000 $ and the Math department of the winner’s school will get 5000 $.
Karthik from Massachusetts academy of Math and Science was voted by his peers as ‘Most likely to be Abducted by aliens’. Along with taking part in the competition, he will also present a a paper in the under graduate poster session at the meeting. At the Intel International Science and engineering fair, Sameer Pusapaty from Liberal Arts and Science academy in Texas, won the second place grand award and he loves to draw and paint.
Sice past two years, Hariharan from Tesla STEM High school in Washington has qualified for the American invitational Mathematics examination. He also helps to run the math club and enjoys preparing for various maths contest. Ankan Bhattacharya from International academy in East Michigan although loves to play video games and do programming he has won honorable mention at the 2015 USA Junior mathematical olympiad.
The contest is conducted like a game show and will be attended by more than 6000 mathematicians and the four Indian American students are up to grabbing pride for the country.
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