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Public Talk on Math and Olympiads on 3/25/17

What is the value of learning Math? What is the value of math competitions? On Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. at Georgia State University, Dr. Po-Shen Loh, national coach of the USA International Math Olympiad team, will be giving a free public talk where he will share his philosophy on the "why" of Math and Olympiads, which centers around the development of creativity. He will discuss practical ways to build these skills, and share his own experience transitioning from high-school Olympiads, to academia, and to guide entrepreneurship for transforming the education landscape.

The talk is intended for a general audience. A wide variety of age ranges may find the content interesting, from middle-school students considering math competitions, to parents, to educators and entrepreneurs. It will take place in room 220 of the Urban Life Building at 140 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. There is free parking nearby on G Deck at 121 Collins Street.

Po-Shen Loh is a math enthusiast and math evangelist. He is the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and the founder of expii.com, an education technology startup providing a free artificial-intelligence math tutor on every smartphone. As an academic, Po-Shen has numerous distinctions, from an International Mathematical Olympiad silver medal to the National Science Foundation's CAREER award. His research considers a variety of questions that lie at the intersection of combinatorics, probability theory, and computer science. As an educator, he led Carnegie Mellon University's Putnam team to multiple 2nd-place finishes among all North American universities. His approach to coaching the national Math Olympiad team received significant press coverage after the USA's historic victories in 2015 and 2016. Through Expii, Po-Shen extends his activity to the global mainstream, combining algorithms and crowdsourcing to deliver a free personalized learning system to all. He has been covered by media outlets spanning The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and China Newsweek.

For more information, see the following flyer.