BAMA presents, absolutely free


Geometric Puzzles and Constructions

At Santa Clara University
in Daly Science room 206

on Wednesday, September 29, 1999
at 7:30 pm

The Geometric Ocean is so large and deep that one talk will certainly be insufficient to expose the whole beauty and complexity of the subject. Nevertheless, we will try to demystify somewhat problem solving in geometry via interesting examples, and by introducing certain techniques and ideas. Some books will be referenced and other materials will be handed out. The audience will be encouraged to contact the speaker with questions at

Zvezdelina (Zvezda) Stankova-Frenkel was born and grew up in Bulgaria. Her math career started quite unexpectedly in the 5th grade when, three months after joining her middle school Math Circle, she won the Regional Math Olympiad. Since then she has participated in and won many national and international math contests. In 1997 Zvezda received her Ph.D. in the area of Algebraic Geometry from Harvard University. Starting this fall, Zvezda is an Assistant Professor at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She is one of the founders of the Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) for middle and high school students that began in 1999. She also leads a Math Circle at U. C. Berkeley. Zvezda coached the US national high school math team in preparation for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Taiwan in '98 and in Romania in '99.

How to get to Santa Clara University:
101 From US Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exi t and follow the signs to El Camino and the main campus entrance.
280 From I-280, take I-880 north toward Oakland to the Alameda exit. Turn left onto The Alameda (which becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
880 From I-880, take the Alameda exit, travel north (The Alameda becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
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Contact BAMA organizers
Last revised on 14 September, 1999