Tag: Math Contests

Why I Wish WOOT Existed When I Was a Student

June 26, 2019

I went to a great high school and had amazing teachers. But I still didn’t have the support I needed to move past the highest levels in academic competitions, like the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).


Paying for College, with Mark Kantrowitz

April 25, 2019

This episode’s guest is Mark Kantrowitz, nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. He has written several books and created a number of websites that have helped over 100 million people pay for college.


Running a Math Lover’s Dream School, with Sam Vandervelde

March 13, 2019

This episode’s guest is Sam Vandervelde, Head of School and Dean of Mathematical Sciences at Proof School: a private day school for kids who love math. Sam is also a former United States IMO team member, one of the co-founders – along with Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky – of the Mandelbrot Competition, and a question writer for the USAMO. Sam discusses his experiences as a math contest superstar, earning his PhD at the University of Chicago, and what it’s like running a school that serves passionate math students.


Taking Math Education to the Next Level, with Po-Shen Loh

January 2, 2019

Today’s guest is Po-Shen Loh: Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, founder and CEO of Expii, and team leader of the United States International Math Olympiad (IMO) team. A self-proclaimed math enthusiast and evangelist, Po sits down with Richard to share the lessons he’s learned, his thoughts on his many accomplishments, and how he strives to bring math to the world.