The RSM Foundation is committed to the promotion of STEM activities for K-­12 students. With the belief that Mathematics is the queen of the sciences, the Foundation advocates for the adoption of world­-class standards and supports the implementation of innovative mathematical programs in a diverse context across the United States and abroad. The RSM Foundation strives to develop world leading intellectuals in STEM fields, who will compete and collaborate across the country.

Board Members

Olga Dadasheva was born in Moscow, Russia, came to the Unites Stated in 1989. Olga is a graduate of Moscow Oil and Gas Academy (1981) with MS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Currently she is a software development architect at Harvard University IT department.

Dzhangir Dadashev, born in Moscow, Russia, came to the Unites Stated in 1989. Dzhangir is a graduate of Moscow Oil and Gas Academy (1981) with MS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Dzhangir is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Corporation.

Alex Karezin, graduated from Moscow State University with degree in Applied Mathematics. Started career as software engineer working for major US technology companies; later transitioned to product management and business development.

Mikhail Korenman was born in N Novgorod, Russia. In 1983 graduated from Voronezh (Russia) State University with Masters degree in Chemistry. In 1999 completed Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at Kansas State University. More than 30 years of experience in teaching high school and college level. Principal of the Russian School of Mathematics in Naperville, IL.

Leonid Madorsky was born in Minsk, Belarus, came to the United States in 1989. Leonid graduated at the top of his class from a Math Magnet school with advanced Mathematics and Physics programs. He got his M.S.in Electronics Engineering Degree from the Belarusian University of Informatics and Radio Electronics. A Microsoft Certified Professional with more than 30 years of experience in the high tech industry, he founded the Russian School of Mathematics RSM-Louisville in 2005.

Natalya Karmiy was born in Lvov, Ukraine, came to the Unites Stated in 1992. Natalya is a graduate of Lvov State University (1989) with MS in Applied Mathematics. She has more then 15 years of software development experience and currently she is a Senior Project Manager at PartnersHealth.

Misha Pivovarov has been living in the Boston, MA area since 1989. After receiving his MS in Computer Science he has been working in the medical informatics field ever since. Misha is currently working at the Center for Systems Biology at the Mass General Hospital where he is leading a group of informaticians that develop software tools facilitating academic research. Misha has been actively involved with philanthropy focusing on community development and character building. His unique mixture of passion for science and charity makes him a valuable member of the RSM Foundation.

Boys and Girls Club Volunteer Program

The Russian School of Mathematics Foundation announced the RSM- Boys and Girls Club Program in Newton in late 2015. In this program, nearly 20 RSM-Newton high school students travel to the Boys and Girls Club every week to teach math and inspire their younger peers in the world of STEM. This program is free for B&G Club members, offered as part of the RSM Foundation’s community-appreciation activities. The volunteers who call themselves the ‘Infinity Squad’, engage B&G Club members in grades 2-4 for an hour every Thursday.

The program, began in September 2015 and will go on till the end of the school year in June 2016. Having made a year-long commitment, the RSM high-school ambassadors were selected for the program based on their interest in teaching and their ability to relate well with elementary students.

On December 10th, 2015, the volunteers along with their peers presented numerous math projects in an event called the Math Project Night. The young members of the Boys and Girls Club of Newton created tangible math projects based on the concepts they learned from their ambassadors during the program. These projects were presented to parents and other staff. The Project Night was a true celebration of Math, encouraging students to love the subject instead of fearing it.