Taiwan Math/Science Circle
Taiwan Math/Science Circle
TWMC (Taiwan Math/ Science Circle) was first established in 2016. It is dedicated to promoting the development of mathematics in Taiwan's elementary and middle schools. It provides information of major mathematical competitions in Taiwan and abroad, and occasionally invites Chinese and foreign university professors to give lectures on studying and choosing schools. It also organizes various types of camps to train gifted students in Taiwan. Mr. Huang Huang-Hui, the previous principal of the National Cheng Kung University is the honorary chairman of TWMC. The current chairman is Qiu Lin-Bin, the previous chairman of Sinotech Engineering Consultant Company. Julia Chu is the chief executive and starter of TWMC.
The goal of TWMC is to connect to the international community to provide a global perspective, and to maintain the advantages of Taiwan's Mathematical Education. TWMC (Taiwan Math/ Science Circle) was established with the help of the Berkeley Math Circle in California. The Berkeley Mathematical Circle is an educational organization that was established a long time ago to assist children, fourth graders up to seniors, who are interested in mathematics. The professors at Berkeley University of California assist students in working through math problems step by step instead of giving out them the solutions immediately to ensure the children's understanding of the methods. After a few years, the Berkeley math circle successfully trained outstanding students, and this brought in professors from other universities to collaborate with them. It has also became a model that the other schools follow. The Berkeley mathematics circle in California has successfully cultivated a lot of exceptional talents; many winners of the Olympiad Math Competition came from the Berkeley Math Circle. Currently, the combined faculty includes: graduate students from UC Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, National Cheng Kung University, Chiayi University, China Medical College, Feng Chia University, Tunghai University, etc.
TWMC strives to help disadvantaged groups close in economic and educational gaps and implement good education to help the children with less resources to also do well. TWMC (Taiwan Math/ Science Circle) was established Taichung, Taiwan, and it was created not only to cultivate excellent mathematical talents, but also to improve the local children’s study environment through providing educational resources and financial assistance. The educational environment provides them with opportunities to compete fairly and show their talents. In addition, TWMC actively links local schools and education centers through extra counseling to reduce the gap between urban and rural education through and to create a platform for education.