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 a more collaborative and immersive problem solving portion. 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. Due to this our problem solving session will consist of collaborative and individual portions.

Please note, the problem solving session is NOT a contest in anyway. No tests will be graded, and obviously no scores will be released. Additionally, as the problem solving portion now is ungraded, the format for the problem sets will change slightly. Visit the expo information page to learn more about the format of the session.


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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Emily Huang
Lead Director

Emily is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. She is a five time AIME qualifier, and has competed in various math competitions such as PUMaC, HMMT, and Math Prize for Girls. Outside of school, she swims competitively at Peddie where she has had Junior Olympic and Speedo Sectional times. Emily is fond of reading biographies and eating sushi with friends.

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Adam Huang
Lead Director

Adam is currently a junior at WW-P High School South. He qualified for Canada’s Summer Olympiad Training Camp and has also participated in various national math contests such as HMMT and PUMaC. Outside of math, he is part of science club and highschool ice hockey. He enjoys traveling and being a foodie.

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Ansh Sharma
Lead Director

Ansh is currently a junior at WW-P High School South. He is a USAJMO qualifier and has also participated in various national math contests such as HMMT, PUMaC, and ARML. Other than math club, he also is a member of Science Club as well as Absolute Coding. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar and reading books.

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Mason Wang
Lead Director

Mason is currently a sophomore at WW-P High School South. He has participated in national contests including HMMT, PUMaC, ARML, and MMATHs, and has qualified for USAJMO and was a MATHCOUNTS nationals participant. Outside of math club, he is part of Science club and does some coding. His hobbies include reading books and listening to music.

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Rahul Shah
Lead Director of Technology

Rahul is currently a senior at WW-P High School South. He is a eight-time MLH Hackathon winner and the winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. He wants to use his passion for math and science to help others and to explore the unknown. In his free time, he enjoys writing short stories, tutoring at his local library, and programming to learn or make websites or apps to help other people.

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Akash Bobba
Director of Technology

Akash is currently a junior at WW-P High School South. He is a webmaster and quasi-videographer for WWPME. He pursues his deep passion for computer science in and out of school. Outside of math club and WWPME, he participates in USACO, countless CTFs, and hackathons. In his spare time he likes to sporadically check Genesis, make Spotify playlists (akash_bobba 😉), and git push directly to master. Shameless plug: Github

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Sriyaank Vadlamani
Director of Technology

Sriyaank is currently a junior at WW-P High School South. He is a lead webmaster for WWPME and takes an interest in math and coding. In addition to math club, he is involved in Robotics as a member of the programming team.


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)

Sponsors

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We would like to extend our deepest gratitudes to Princeton AoPS (Princeton Art of Problem Solving), for donating book prizes and advertising WWPME within their community. AoPS is an online school with textbooks, courses, and many other resources for eager math students grades 2-12, and Princeton AoPS brings those resources and teaching methods into a physical classroom setting. Be sure to check out everything they offer here.

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We would also like to give a special thanks to Wolfram, for donating Wolfram Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha subscription prizes. Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected computer, web and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. You can learn more here.

Desmos Logo

We would also like to give a special thanks to Desmos, for donating Desmos swag. Desmos is known worldwide as one of the world's most advanced and easy-to-use online graphing calculators. However, unknown to most, Desmos additionally works on new scientific and technical innovation. You can learn more here.

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