Team Ireland brings home silver and bronze in European Girls Mathematics Olympiad

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 | Tags: EGMO, Science Foundation Ireland, UCC, UCD, Cork, International Mathematical Olympiad, Romanina

Two Cork girls, Ioana Teodora Grigoras from Mount Mercy College and Anna Mustata from Bishopstown Community School, have won a bronze and a silver medal in the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), held in Busteni, Romania, on April 10-16.

The European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) is an international mathematics competition similar in difficulty level and format with the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Ireland was represented at the competition by Antonia Huang (15) from Mount Anville Secondary School in Dublin, Anna Mustata (16) from Bishopstown Community School in Cork, Ioana Grigoras (18) from Mount Mercy College, Cork, and Katie O’Connor, (18) from The High School in Dublin. The team’s participation was made possible by support from the Department of Education.

It was started to help motivating girls to develop their talent in mathematics, by creating role models and offering young women a new opportunity to compete on an international stage.

Both Anna and Ioana have started developing their mathematical talents within the Maths Circles Ireland and the UCC Mathematics Enrichment, both supported in the past by the SFI Discover programme.