Four South Woods Students Accepted Into Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students
South Woods Middle School students Vincent Huang, Aarian Mepani, Colin Rosen, and Samuel Xiao have been accepted by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students. These students are part of an elite group of 84 students chosen from approximately 700 of the top-ranking math students on Long Island. Selection by the Institute indicates that a student is among the top one-tenth of one percent in math of all students on Long Island in his or her grade.
Students accepted into the program, one of the most competitive in the nation, will spend 60 hours in class and on related outside projects studying mathematical and problem-solving topics, as well as selected applications of mathematics taken from science and and engineering. Previous Institute graduates have gone on to win prestigious awards, including national and international math, science and engineering contests.