Talk: What Public School Math Education Does Right.
Lynnelle Ye is a freshman at Stanford University. For each of the past four years, she was one of about 55 high-school students in the nation to qualify for the training camp of the USA International Math Olympiad team. She attended the annual China Girls Math Olympiad as part of the 8-person team representing the USA in 2008 and 2010, each time winning the gold medal. In 2009, she was one of 45 domestic students to attend the Research Science Institute, a research program for high-schoolers at MIT. During the 2009-2010 school year, the paper resulting from her work at the Research Science Institute (about a problem in mathematical game theory) placed 2nd nationally at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, winning a $50,000 scholarship, and 4th nationally at the Intel Science Talent Search, winning a $40,000 scholarship. She was elected president of the Palo Alto High School math club for three years, and she coached the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School MathCounts team for four years. She intends to pursue mathematics in all its forms for a long time to come. Besides math, she enjoys creative writing and visual art.