There are few things more gratifying than seeing a new Math Circle take root. This time it is particularly exciting to see a new Math Circle in the metroplex. The **Mid-Cities Math Circle** should be a great resource for students from the western end of the metroplex or anyone looking for more challenging and inspiring math during the week. The following information is from their brochure.

#### Mid-Cities Math Circle (MC)² Seminar

**Goals**: The main goal of the Mid-Cities Math Circle seminar is to provide a stimulating environment for local area middle- and high-school students to learn mathematics. Regular attendance of the (MC)2 seminar will help students not only improve their individual problem-solving skills, but also enjoy and understand mathematics better. More specifically the Mid-Cities Math Circle seminar will

- attract students’ attention to mathematics and motivate them to excel in the subject;
- prepare students for mathematical contests;
- introduce them to the beauty of advanced mathematical theories;
- encourage them to pursue careers related to mathematics such as scientists, educators, engineers, economists, and business leaders.

**General Information**: The seminar runs every Spring Semester and is designed for students in 8th-12th grades. students in lower grades are welcome as well but should be advised that a solid mathematical background is required in order to follow the discussions. For more information about the Mid-Cities Math Circle seminar please visit the following web-site:

http://www3.uta.edu/faculty/grandim/mathcircle

**Applying for the (MC)² Seminar**: There is no cost for attending the seminar. If you want to participate in the Mid-Cities Math Circle, please send an e-mail with your name, grade and your school name to Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov at **grandim@uta.edu**.

#### (MC)² Director

**Dimitar Grantcharov, Ph.D.**

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Area of research: Algebra and Geometry

- Session Leader, San Jose Math Circle, 2004-2008.
- Guest Lecturer, COSMOS Program at UC Irvine, 1998-2003.
- Bronze Medal, XXX International Mathematical Olympiad, 1989.
- First place, VI Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, 1989.
- First place, Bulgarian National Mathematical Olympiad, 1989.

#### (MC)² Faculty

**Hristo Kojouharov, Ph.D.**

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Area of research: Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Biology

**Gaik Ambartsoumian, Ph.D.**

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Area of research: Analysis and Integral Geometry

**Steven Pankavich, Ph.D.**

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Area of research: Differential Equations and Analysis

**Alicia Prieto Langarica**

Ph.D. Candidate of Mathematics

- Guest Lecturer, Metroplex Math Circle at UT Dallas, 2008.
- First place, Mexican National Mathematical Olympiad, 2002.
- First place, Mexican National Mathematical Olympiad, 2001.

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