FGV students excel at International Mathematics Competition
Students from Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Applied Mathematics (FGV EMAp) excelled in the 2021 International Mathematics Competition for University Students, held online between August 2 and 8. The team, led by Professor Luciano Monteiro de Castro, won four medals, including one gold, won by sixth-semester student Rodrigo Ribeiro da Silva, two silvers, won by sixth-semester student João Pedro de Abreu Marciano and second-semester student Jairon Henrique Nóia, and one bronze, won by sixth-semester student Bruno Visnadi da Luz. Fourth-semester student Luca Silveira Escopelli also received an Honorable Mention Certificate.
All FGV EMAp’s winning students are participants in the Talent Selection Project at the Center for the Development of Mathematics and Science (FGV CDMC). Created in 2017, CDMC has the mission of identifying young talents at Brazilian public schools, especially non-selective ones, in order to encourage them to do undergraduate and graduate courses at FGV and thereby enrich the group of highly qualified scientists and professionals that the country requires.
This year, 113 teams from higher education institutions across the world participated in the competition. The Brazilian delegation had 11 teams and it won 44 medals (seven golds, 22 silvers and 15 bronzes). The aim of the event is to bring together young people from various parts of the world to tackle mathematics challenges in a spirit of friendly competition.
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