PRIMES Circle: Mentors

Anirudha Balasubramanian is a math major at Harvard. He taught a course in MITís Educational Studies Program during the summer of 2012. He was an RSI student in 2009, where he worked on a paper On the Lower Central Series Quotients of a Graded Associative Algebra, published in the Journal of Algebra in 2011. He became a semifinalist in both the Siemens competition and Intel STS. He also ranked 2nd in math in ISEF and got a special prize which comes with a small planet named after him.

 

Xiaoyu He is an undergraduate student at Harvard University. He has taught IdeaMath and MathCounts to middle and high school students and was a member of the U.S. team in the International Math Olympiad for three years. He was a PRIMES student in 2011. He worked on the project Rotor-Routers and became a 2012 Davidson Fellow ($10,000 scholarship), a finalist at 2012 Intel STS, and a regional semifinalist at 2011 Siemens Competition, and received an Outstanding Presentation award for presenting his project at the Mathematical Association of America Undergraduate Student Poster Session at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meeting.

Carl Lian is a math major at MIT. He was a grader at the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program, an instructor at the IdeaMath Summer Program, a teaching assistant in the Lexington High School Mathematics Department, the captain of the Lexington High School Math Team, and a teacher for the MIT Educational Studies Program. He was a PRIMES student in 2011. He worked on a joint project with Sheela Devadas, Modular representations of Cherednik algebras associated to symmetric groups, presented at the Mathematical Association of America Undergraduate Student Poster Session at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meeting.

Isabel Vogt is a junior at Harvard University studying mathematics, and chemistry and physics. She is a course assistant for the Harvard Math Department and a two time recipient of the Derek Bok Center Teaching Award. In addition to teaching at Harvard she mentors elementary and middle school girls in problem solving at Girl's Angle: A Math Club for Girls, and has taught math courses at Harvard and MIT's Educational Studies Program (ESP). She is a national Barry M. Goldwater Scholar and plans to go to graduate school in math.

 

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