Utah Mathematical Olympiad

About Us

The Utah Math Olympiad was founded by university students in 2012 with the goal of exposing students in Utah to accessible proof-based math. The UMO committee currently consists of the following members.

Peter Baratta is a four-time USAMO qualifier and two-time ARML participant who hails from Massachusetts. He likes to be entertained by staring at arrays of colored lights, making them change and blink in pleasing forms—more specifically, he is an avid computer programmer and a lover of webcomics and funny pictures of cats. His favorite equation is

Integration by Parts.

Peter graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in math.

Sam Dittmer is a three-time USAMO qualifier and two-time ARML participant from Indiana who has also lived in Albania. His roommates describe his interests as “numbers numbers numbers politics”, but this is a gross oversimplification. He also likes movies. Sam won national ARML his sophomore year in high school. Sam is currently a graduate student studying mathematics at UCLA.

Hiram Golze attended Utah’s own Skyline High School. He went to MathCounts Nationals in 8th grade, attended ARML for four years, qualified for the USAMO once, and won the Utah State Math Contest twice. Aside from math, Hiram enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, cycling, and hiking—sometimes up to two of these at a time. He has a master’s degree in math from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently resides in Salt Lake City.

Grant Molnar is from North Carolina, where he attended no exciting math competitions before college. As an undergraduate, he tied for third place in the Virginia Tech Regional Math Competition. He spends an undue amount of time enthusing about the beauty of obscure theorems to uninterested bystanders. Grant is interested in everything except college basketball, and currently is a graduate student researching modular forms at Brigham Young University.

Caleb Stanford also attended Skyline High School, and went to ARML three times. He won the Utah State Math Contest five times and qualified for the USAMO once. He enjoys thinking about math problems during his free time. He is also a fan of puzzle games, analytic philosophy, Facebook, Stack Exchange, and several productivity apps which he uses extensively. Caleb is currently a graduate student in computer science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Annie Yun attended West High School in Salt Lake City. She attended National Mathcounts twice and ARML five times. She also won the Utah State Math Contest four times and the Utah Math Olympiad once. Outside of math, she loves golden retrievers, vanilla ice cream and hiking. She can snorkel but she can’t swim. Annie is currently an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Past members have included Wyatt Mackey and Michael Zhao.