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MATHCOUNTS Competition Series Southern California State Champions led by InterDigital’s Yong He

March 17, 2015 / STEM, NSPE / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is essential to the growth and development of our country. InterDigital is committed to the importance of STEM education and has actively driven support in the STEM community through its sponsorship of the Delaware Children’s Museum Junior Engineers Program. The company encourages employees to become engaged in local STEM education efforts and is proud to share one of the latest efforts by advanced video research technical staff member, Yong He.

Last Saturday, the math team of Black Mountain Middle School won first place among 40 plus Southern California middle school teams and made history with the first female student to win first place as an individual at the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series held at University of California Irvine.

InterDigital’s Yong He has been the competition coach for the Black Mountain Middle School math team located in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego for the past two years. He received the 2015 California Society of Professional Engineers First Place Team Coach award from MATHCOUNTS for his outstanding contributions as a coach.

“The state competition victory was the happiest moment for every student, parent and volunteer who dedicated their time, hard work and support to the team, and I am so proud to have had a part,” stated He. “This award carries the same significance to me as that of my professional achievement awards.”

The National Society of Professional Engineers cofounded MATHCOUNTS in 1983 to empower middle school students to reach their full potential in mathematics. The MATHCOUNTS foundation offers three distinct programs: MATHCOUNTS Competition Series, The National Math Club and Math Video Challenge. The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is the only national coaching and competition mathematics program for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. The program has received a number of recognitions including two White House citations as an outstanding private sector initiative.

For more information on the MATHCOUNTS foundation, please visit www.mathcounts.org.