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World-Renowned Mathematics Professor and Social Entrepreneur To Speak At American Heritage Schools



American Heritage Schools is pleased to welcome internationally-acclaimed mathematics professor, coach, and entrepreneur Dr. Po-Shen Loh to its Fort Lauderdale campus on Saturday, December 11, in conjunction with the 2021 Middle School Math Invitational. Dr. Loh will host two guest lectures that are open to parents and students throughout the South Florida community.


Graduating top in his class at California Institute of Technology, Dr. Loh earned his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University, and is a math professor in his 11th year at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team that achieved its first-ever back-to-back #1-rank victories in 2015 and 2016 and again in 2018 and 2019.


Dr. Loh’s work spans the mathematical spectrum, from research to education, and he focuses on a new approach to teaching advanced creative mathematical thinking to middle school students. Dr. Loh is the founder of the personalized learning platform, expii.com, which includes his series of free online math courses that reinvent the middle school math curriculum and motivate creative thinking.


“We are honored to host such a brilliant, dynamic, and entrepreneurial mathematician as Dr. Loh,” says Dr. Douglas Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “Middle school is such a vital time for growth in math skills. We welcome students and parents throughout South Florida to come to our campus on December 11 and attend Dr. Loh’s lectures to get inspired about how math diligence can lead to great success.”

During the invitational at American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked school in the nation in mathematics, middle school mathletes from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will compete in two 60-minute tests consisting of material from pre-algebra through geometry, followed by a meet-and-greet with Dr. Loh.

“At American Heritage Schools, we created an environment where liking math and being good at it is respected and appreciated,” says Director of Math Competition at American Heritage Schools, Rick Rovere. Five years after launching the Schools’ math competition team, Rovere, Dr. Radleigh Santos, AHS ’98, MIT ’02, and Derek Rampal led the students to No. 1 private school in Florida in math competition. The team went on to rank No. 1 private school in the U.S. in math competition for the past six years. “Dr. Po-Shen Loh’s visit will validate for all students that math is important,” Mr. Rovere adds.

American Heritage Schools is the No. 1 private school in Florida for nationally recognized scholars, math competition, science fair, mock trial, moot court, and speech and debate. Alumni are notable leaders in their chosen fields who are generating positive differences in the world. American Heritage Schools is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school in South Florida serving grades Pre-K3 to 12.


The public is invited to attend the following two guest lectures by Dr. Loh in person:

  • 9:00-10:15 a.m.: "Roadmap to Success in School, College, and Beyond, Paved by Math"

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.: "Math in Games, Strategy, and Invention"


For more information, visit https://www.ahschool.com/poshen-loh.


By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Unsplash

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