On April 25th, 2021, the All Girls STEM Society hosted its annual All Girls Math Tournament, which has been held in some form every year since our organization’s founding in 2014. By providing a girls-only math competition for over 100 girls in grades 3-8, our organization aims to create an environment where girls feel comfortable trying their best to solve problems, which often can be difficult in other math competitions which are typically dominated by men.
AGMT is composed of three rounds: the sprint round composed of 15 problems in 20 minutes, the target round composed of 5 problems in 10 minutes and a team round with three logic puzzles in 30 minutes where girls could collaborate to solve them. Girls were split into three grade divisions of 3-4th grade, 5-6th grade and 7-8th grade and worked in breakout rooms with volunteers to help them if they needed it. After about an hour of tricky, but fun problem solving the tournament was over. Before winners were announced, we had an amazing speaker, Ms. Farzaneh Orak, a software engineer, tell us about her experience as a woman in STEM and how she broke gender norms to find her own path in life. Her speech left the girls with inspiring messages of persevering through challenges and finding support structures, especially from other women in STEM. Huge thank you to Ms. Orak for her advice and her time!
Congratulations to all of our amazing girls for participating, and an extra-special congratulations to our winners!
3-4 Individual Rounds
1st: Sara Desai & Susan Zlatos
2nd: Hannah Li
3rd: Eun Lee
Honorable Mention: Asiya Shareef
5-6 Individual Rounds
1st: Vivian Lei & Sabrina Wang
2nd: Sarah Chen & Maya McGreevy
3rd: Bridget Xiao & Jihoo Hyun
Honorable Mention: Daeun Sung & Tea Suriyathep
7-8 Individual Rounds
1st: Yiwen Xu
2nd: Jaehee Park
3rd: Jessica Chen
Honorable Mention: Lekha Anand
3-4 Team Winners: Susan Zlatos, Aadya Shindikar, Caroline Mullen, Marine Sargsyan, Ashlyn Franz, Mila Frank, Rewa Jadi, Keira Brennan, Layla Frank, and Adora Haque
5-6 Team Winners: Claire Bui, Astraea Liu, Anuhya B, Celine Wu, Kalina Parikh, Agatha Lee, Anika Czajka, Bridget Xiao, Jihoo Hyun, Shravya Mandadi
7-8 Team Winners: Lekha, Sydney, Marileen, Lila, Eleyn, Mikaela, Charlotte, Shashini
Friendly reminder that prize pickup is on Saturday May 1st from 2:00-4:00 at Mission Valley Library!