Asia’s top math Olympians named at Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge 2017 (SIMOC)
Singapore, 16 July 2017: A splendid showcase of the best math Olympians from across 20 countries in Asia saw an impressive turnout of about 1200 participants at the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge 2017 (SIMOC) Prize-Giving Ceremony held at the National University of Singapore, University Cultural Centre on 16 July 2017.
Now in its third year run, SIMOC 2017 celebrates the achievement of outstanding math champions in the region at the most successful international competition in Asia. SIMOC uses a uniquely fun and stimulating format which unleashes the participants’ ability to solve challenging math problems. The competition’s interactive rounds also help to develop the participants’ 21st century skills such as teamwork, effective communication skills and problem-solving skills using fun Maths Warriors game and other intriguing puzzles during the Mind Sports Challenge.
Guest-of-honour, Mr Sarbjit Singh, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Brigadier General (Ret) gave a motivating speech to encourage all participants to pursue their dreams and continue to persevere despite the setbacks in their lives. He shared his success story on how his unwavering determination paid off when he became the world’s first Sikh operational pilot for F-5 & F-16 fighter jets.
Meanwhile, other notable guests such as H.E. Kim Sethany, Secretary of State of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Kingdom of Cambodia (MoEYS), H.E. Ngoun Sokveng, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Mr Aziz Masutov, Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Uzbekistan’s Embassy were also present at the ceremony.
“I’m really excited to see SIMOC growing from strength to strength during these 3 years,” commented Mr Henry Ong, President of the Singapore Scholastic Trust. “And with such great support from our country partners, teachers and parents, we’re already planning for next year’s SIMOC on 21 July 2018 to be even bigger, better and more exciting!”
SIMOC 2017 is organised by the Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) and supported by the Singapore Scholastic Trust which aspires to give teachers and students in Asia the opportunity to excel in life through its scholarship programme for math Olympiad.
For full list of winners, please log onto www.simoc.sg/results.