For the 5th time in the last 6 years, the team from Texas Mathworks has won the Po Leung Kuk cup. The cup, awarded to the top non-Asian team, was presented to Catherine Liu, Alexandra Ilic, Bobby Shen, and Kevin Tian in Hong Kong. The other two teams from the United States won second and third place.
The Mathworks Team is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation in partnership with Texas Mathworks. The Siemens Foundation and the Kodosky Foundation are underwriting the Texas Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp training program, ensuring that all students can participate regardless of their financial background. The goal of this program is to encourage and support young students in math and science. This program prepares students who might also participate in the prestigious Siemens Competition for high school students that annually attracts over 1000 students nationwide, while offering scholarships that total over $1 million each year.