# About

The Lehigh Math Circle is a group for middle and high school students in the Lehigh Valley area who enjoy mathematics and would like to be exposed to new concepts, ideas, and puzzles.

The Lehigh Math Circle meets in Rothrock Library, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville Campus.

**History**

The Lehigh Math Circle was formed in May 2014. A group of students wanting to discuss, learn, and teach interesting topics in mathematics, came together and met regularly at Muhlenberg College in an informal way. When some junior students joined the group, we organized teaching sessions.

**Objectives**

The primary objectives of our group, which is open to middle and high school students, are:

1) to expose students to the beauty of mathematics;

2) to enhance mathematical skills of students from an early age; and

3) to discuss advanced topics of mathematics.

**Founders**

Jenny Kaufmann

Jenny Kaufmann graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA in June 2015. She has a strong interest in mathematics research and teaching mathematics to younger students. She has joined Princeton University in Fall 2015.

Sameer Lal

Sameer Lal, a June 2016 graduate of Emmaus High School, Emmaus, PA likes to engage younger students in competitive mathematics. He has coached the Emmaus Middle school students for MathCounts competition during the academic year 2014-15. He has been attending Cornell University since Fall 2016.

Yogeshwar Velingker

Yogeshwar Velingker, who joined the circle in May 2015, is a senior at Parkland High School, Allentown, PA. A two-time champion of the Pennsylvania State MathCounts competition during the years 2012 and 2013, he loves teaching mathematics and science to peers and junior students.