Beaverton Math Circle aims to provide students who have an exceptional talent or interest in math with opportunities to meet like-minded peers and explore exciting mathematics beyond the school curriculum.
In the fall of 2010, Mallika Mathur and Neha Dalal, two high school students, wanted a place where they could discuss and practice math. In October, they and a few other students from Southridge High School had their first meeting, followed by biweekly meetings for the rest of the school year.
Mallika realized that other kids could easily benefit from such a circle as well. She put in countless hours publicizing and organizing what would become the current day Beaverton Math Circle. With Mallika as President and Neha as Vice-President, the first public meeting took place on October 2, 2011 when Professor Paul Casillas of Clark College presented on a variety of math topics and over thirty kids set the goals for the circle.
Beaverton Math Circle has continued to grow since then and is part of the National Association of Math Circles today.
Beaverton Math Circle is a student-led organization with two leadership positions. The current co-presidentes are Andrew Bai and Michael Aimonetto.
Professor Paul Casillas - Clark College
Professor Irena Swanson - Reed College
Professor Steven Bleiler - Portland State University
Professor Kanchan Mathur - Clark College
Any Beaverton kid interested in math is welcome. Participation is free and potential members can drop in at any meeting.
Around 20 students regularly attend meetings. Students are from several local elementary, middle, and high schools and range from the 4th to 12th grade.
Parents are welcome to stay during problem solving sessions, and are encouraged to attend guest lectures.