students’ members of the Indonesian Mathematic team had successfully
won achieved one (1) First Prize awards, two (2) Second Prize, two (2)
Third Prize and two (2) Honorable Mention in the 21st International
Mathematic Competition (IMC) in Blageovgrad Bulgaria which took place
from July 29 to August 4 2014. The first prize (gold) achieved by Moh.
Yasya Bahr from Institute of Technology of Sepuluh Nopember (ITS),
Second Prize by Pramoedya Ananto from University of Gajah Mada (UGM) and
Joshua Jonathan Hamonangan from University of Indonesia (UI), Third
Prize by Al Hazmy Sofihara from Indonesian Institute of Education (UPI)
and Taufiq Akbari Utomo from Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), and
Honorable Mention by Muhammad Ardiyansyah (UGM) and Dian Sito Rukmi
team very proud of the results because the seven students who
participated had won the award. They had to compete with 324 students
from 35 countries. This was the first international competition for
Yasya Basrul and Dian Sito. The students were quite satisfied with their
achievement, according to them this year questions were easier than
last year questions
Indonesian team was accompanied by two faculties mentor, namely: Siti
Fatimah from UPI, Ahmad Muchlis from ITB and two companions from the
Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia Maslina Sembiring and
Syahril Chaniago. Before the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 3, 2014,
the team had the opportunity to have the lunch with Indonesian
Ambassador and Mrs. Lia B. Saptomo, to talk and take pictures together.
of the faculty advisers, Siti Fatimah, said that the participation of
Indonesian Team in this International Mathematics Competition had been
started since 2003 on a regular basis every year. She explained that the
competition was very prestigious because it was attended by
participants from leading universities in the world such as Yale
University, Nanyang Technological University, Moscow Institute of
Physics and Technology, Tel Aviv University, Warsaw University, Saint
Petersburg State University, etc. This was the second time the teams
received the first First Prize after 2011, said Siti Fatimah.
a separate occasion the President of IMC, John Jayne, said that the
reason why they chose the American University in Blageovgrad for the
umpteenth time as the place of the competition was because of the
friendly environment. It was also explained that participants who excel
would get priority if interested in continuing a Master or PhD programs
at top universities in the UK and the USA.
Mathematic Competition was organized by the University College London
in collaboration with the American University in Blageovgrad, Bulgaria.
The competition level of the students intended to level four.
Mathematical questions that competed are Algebra, Analysis (Real and
Complex), Geometry and Combinatorics.