A new maths competition is to be launched in Europe, following on from the success of the China Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) will be hosted at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge from 10th to 16th April 2012 and will invite European nations to put forward teams of their most mathematically-able school girls to compete, during which participants will undergo nine hours of examinations.
The China Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad has welcomed entries from around the globe, and the UK has had some success in this competition, securing two silver and one bronze medals in 2010.
The search for the most gifted female mathematicians to join the team representing the UK at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is set to begin soon with a UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (A Competition Challenge) due to be held in June 2011. This event will be used to identify those suitable to go forward to train for the EGMO.
It is hoped that the launch of this European version of the Chinese mathematical olympiad, which is planned to be an annual event hosted in different locations around Europe each year, will further raise interest and participation in maths among girls, encouraging them to develop their interest in the subject and aim for the highest levels of achievement. For more information, please visit the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad website here: http://www.egmo2012.org.uk/