About Us

Mission Statement:

WWPME is a math event founded in 2019 for 3rd-8th graders, built off of its predecessor WWPMT. We seek to empower young minds and instill a lifelong love and appreciation for mathematics.



History

It would be impossible to mention this event without WWPMT, the West Windsor-Plainsboro Math Tournament. From 2013-2018, WWPMT was an annual math tournament for 3rd-8th graders, and the program from which this event has its roots.

More than just a contest:

While competition math is wonderful, even in our WWPMT days, our goal has always been to be more than just a contest. Because at the end of the day, it’s not just about winning or losing, but about the cool math you learn, the friendships you build, and the character you build through perseverance through hard problems, not to say the sharp insight and the armor of problem solving strategies gained through working through problems.

Seeking a more collaborative experience, while easing the pressure of “doing well” in a test, we aimed to create a new type of math event: WWPME.

What’s changed since WWPMT?

WWPME, while similar in some aspects to its predecessor WWPMT, will be very different in others. The biggest change that we have made is replacing the testing portion with more collaborative and immersive team-based and problem-solving portions. Rather than sitting silently and taking a test for an hour, we felt a better way to foster a love for math could be found in collaboration. Our goal has always been to encourage young students to see the fun in math, and looking retrospectively, just arbitrarily testing their knowledge does not truly accomplish that goal.

More detailed descriptions of the format for the team-based portion (for all participants) and the problem-solving portions (for 6-8 graders) can be found on the Expo Information page.


Organizers

The WWPME is only possible through the combined effort of many dozens of people; we would like to express our deepest gratitudes to our student volunteers, administrators, teachers, parents and student participants for helping to make this expo possible.

Lead Organizers

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Mason Wang
Lead Director

Mason is a senior at High School South. Other than directing WWPME, he also participates in a variety of other math events, including competitions such as the AMC series and being the President of South Math League. In his free time, he likes to play piano, read books, listen to music, and watch anime.

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Aathreya Kadambi
Lead Director

Aathreya is a current senior at High School South. He enjoys competing at math competitions on school teams, as well as solving and writing interesting math problems in online communities. Aside from math, Aathreya also enjoys learning science, programming, playing and listening to music, and watching funny videos on YouTube.

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Ashley Zhang
Lead Director

Ashley has been involved with WWPME since 2019. Outside of math, she likes spending her time drawing, reading, and playing the cello. She is a senior at High School South, and an officer of the school's math club.

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Edward Xiong
Lead Director

Edward is a junior at High School South. During the school year, he participates in several math competitions with the school club. He also enjoys playing the piano and violin, and discovering interesting things to learn.

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Aditya Prasad
Director of Technology

Aditya is a senior at WW-P High School South who is interested in civic technology and web development. He's an AIME qualifier and also actively participates in USACO, Red Cross, as well as Model United Nations at South. In his free time, you can catch him pumping iron or keeping up-to-date on both US and international politics.

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Krish Thawani
Director of Technology

Krish is a senior at WW-P High School South who is interested in blockchain technologies. In his free time he likes to cook, study economics, and play chess.

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William Zhang
Director of Technology

William is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. He is passionate about all fields of programming, but especially enjoys game programming. Besides programming however, he loves to play volleyball, play guitar, and watch anime.


Previous Lead Organizers
  • Chaitanya Asawa (2013)
  • Kevin Q Li (2013, 2014)
  • Jason Shi (2013, 2014)
  • Ishan Mazumdar (2013, 2014)
  • William Jiao (2014, 2015)
  • Dhruva Byrapatna (2015)
  • Bharath Jaladi (2015)
  • Tanishq Aggarwal (2016)
  • Kai Zheng (2016)
  • Byron Chin (2016)
  • Shreyas Srinivasan (2017)
  • David Xiong (2017, 2018)
  • David Liu (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Vishal Raman (2018)
  • Ronak Ramachandran (2017, 2018)
  • Mayaank Vadlamani (2017, 2018)
  • Peter Wu (2017, 2018)
  • Emily Huang (2018, 2019)
  • Rahul Shah (2018, 2019)
  • Ansh Sharma (2019)
  • Adam Huang (2019)
  • Akash Bobba (2019)
  • Sriyaank Vadlamani (2019)
  • Mason Wang (2019)
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