ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Congratulations to the MATHCOUNTS Alumni Scholarship Winners!
Lauren is studying electrical engineering at Yale University. After participating in MATHCOUNTS, she coached her own team throughout high school and continues to coach at an underserved school near her campus. Delwiche has managed a computing lab, presented research at the Internet Engineering Task Force and worked as a cybersecurity intern!
Layla Dawit was a member of the first all-girls team to represent Washington, D.C. at a MATHCOUNTS National Competition. Inspired by the community she found at MATHCOUNTS, Dawit co-founded Gxrls in STEM Magazine, a student-run publication connecting female and nonbinary high schoolers across five continents.
Sejal Rathi was a MATHCOUNTS state competitor in 2018 and is currently a MATHCOUNTS coach. Rathi co-founded the Bay Area chapter of inteGIRLS to help encourage girls to pursue mathematics. She also started Omega Learn, a nonprofit offering free classes and resources for students preparing for STEM competitions.
Andrew Cai, Dev Chheda, William Hu, Khushi Kohli, Sophie Wu
- From Suglarland, TX, Andrew is a three-time MATHCOUNTS national competitor who created free online math lessons to support online learning during the pandemic.
- From Charlotte, NC, Dev is a MATHCOUNS coach and event volunteer who developed an algorithmic solution to address gerrymandering.
- From Staten Island, NY, William is the founder of a local math club who helped establish a new MATHCOUNTS Competition Series chapter for his home borough.
- From Overland Park, KS, Khushi is a girls-in-math advocate who runs art-based math competitions and developed a docking model to aid cancer drug design.
- From San Diego, CA, Sophie is a volunteer math educator who leads a local chapter of a non-profit organization that runs math events for girls.
Trisha Boonpongmanee, Marie Brodsky, Lauren Chen, Sri Kopparthi
- Trisha (WA) was inspired by her MATHCOUNTS experience to revive a middle school math competition in her community, spearheading the effort as the tournament director.
- Marie (MD) has proven her passion for math education by leading the "Conversations in Math" math circle program, organizing a TEDx event at her school and serving as the school's Math Modeling Club president. As a MATHCOUNTS coach
- Lauren (SC) has tweaked her teaching methods in a way that has encouraged more girls to join her math team
- Sri (FL) founded her own nonprofit tutoring business to raise money for her mother's home village in India.
Meena Boppana & Karen Ge
- Meena started her own MATHCOUNTS team at Girls Prep in Lower Manhattan. After working as a software engineer for a few years, Meena decided to return to Harvard to earn a Master's in education and become a math teacher.
- At 18, Karen already had become a MATHCOUNTS coach, founded her own non-profit tutoring organization and even published her own book about her MATHCOUNTS experiences.
2018: Colin Hill
Colin was the Competition Coordinator of the longstanding Yale MATHCOUNTS Outreach club. He was responsible for organizing MATHCOUNTS Outreach's annual competition for more than 200 middle school students in New Haven, CT.
2017: Kaylee de Soto
After Kaylee learned that her former middle school's MATHCOUNTS program had ended, she set out to restart the program. Kaylee also led a student-run tutoring company, Tutoring for Tomorrow, which raised $10,000 annually to support public school extracurricular activities in her community.
2016: Jacob Wachspress
Through Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program, Jacob worked as a math teacher for elementary, middle and high school students in Bolivia.
2015: Shyam Narayanan
Shyam used his "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician?" prize money contest to found a Mu Alpha Theta club in his high school. He also was a volunteer tutor for elementary, middle and high school students and a volunteer MATHCOUNTS co-coach.
2014: Adrienne Carmack
Adrienne was a MATHCOUNTS coach during all four years of high school. She then joined AmeriCorps to work with Girl Scouts of Maine, where she created financial literacy planning programming and led troops.