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Wenyu Cao ’11 Wins Third Medal in Third Science Olympiad this Summer

Awarded silver in Belgrade at International Olympiad in Informatics

August 19, 2009 —Wenyu Cao ’11 of Belle Mead, NJ, took home his third medal in two months at the 21st International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Plovdiv, Belgrade. This year’s computing science competition drew participants from a record 85 different countries. Of the over 340 competitors, Cao placed 28th. Cao previously placed first in the 2009 USA Mathematical Olympiads this past June, qualifying him for the 2009 International Mathematical Olympiad in August where he won a silver medal (see below).

Cao Wins Silver Medal at the USA Mathematical Olympiads

August 5, 2009

Phillips Academy’s Wenyu Cao ’11 of Belle Mead, N.J. has won a silver medal for the United States at the 2009 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bremen, Germany on July 19.  Cao, who placed first in the USA Mathematical Olympiads this past April, will also compete in the International Olympiad in Informatics in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from August 8 to 15.

As one of six on the USA team, Cao competed against 565 other young mathematicians from 104 countries in the IMO. His team ranked 6th in total points among all participating countries, winning two gold medals and four silver medals. For the past ten years, the USA team has consistently finished in the top-ten.

Unfortunately, Cao hasn’t had much time to celebrate his fantastic finish in Germany. Soon after the victory, he jetted off to Bulgaria where he will compete in yet another competition on behalf of the U.S.: the International Olympiad in Informatics, a computer science competition, on August 8.

For more information on the 2009 IMO, click here. To learn more about the upcoming International Olympiad in Informatics, click here


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