Silva Chang is the founder and director of the Colorado Math Circle. Born and raised in New York City, she participated in ARML as a member of the NYC math team during her high school years and attended the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Math (HCSSiM). At Oberlin College Silva double majored in mathematics and East Asian Studies, then received an M.S./M.Phil in computer science from Yale University. She has worked as a software developer, a website developer, and a manager in a tea shop.
For several years Silva led the Fairview HS Math Club and coached the Summit MS MATHCOUNTS Team. She also coached the Colorado MATHCOUNTS Team for five consecutive years. Silva is a member of the Colorado Mathematics Awards Steering Committee, and has taught at the MathPath program for advanced middle school students multiple times. She has given talks about the Colorado Math Circle at the Joint Mathematics Meetings and the Rocky Mountain MAA Section Meeting. In 2016 Silva joined the AMC 8 Contest Panel and will be reviewing AMC 8 contest problems.
When not running the math circle, Silva is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics at CU-Boulder. In 2014 she was named the NSPE-CO Educator of the Year. She also has received nominations for the 2013 ASSETT Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Education Award and the 2010 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award.
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