MATH CONTESTS


The USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) is part of the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) series by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Every year, over 300,000 students from around the nation participate. Students who excel in the contest have the chance to qualify for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).


The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a mathematics competition for middle school and high school students in the United States. The goal of the contest is to help students "develop their problem solving skills, improve their technical writing abilities, and mature mathematically while having fun.". Students who do well in the USAMTS are also invited to take the AIME.


The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) is a mathematics competition for high school students in the United States who are 18 or younger. Their goal is to "provide challenging and interesting problems to our students and to build a community of people excited about mathematics."


The Math Prize For Girls is hosted by the Advantage Testing Foundation. The contest takes place at MIT, and every year, around 300 young female mathematicians participate in the contest. The goal of the competition is to promote gender equity in STEM and encourage female students to pursue mathematics.


Math League hosts a variety of competitions for students in grades 412. Every year, over one million students from the United States and Canada participate in these contests. Math League's mission is to "encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems."


The Rocket City Math League is an international math contest for middle, high school, and twoyear college students around the world. The competition is sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta.


The US Math Competition Association (USMCA) is the a national collaboration of high school math competitions that are run by college students. Every year, the USMCA organizes a national circuit.


The Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools (MMATHS) helps universities host math tournaments in their region. The goal is to "promote communication between undergraduate students in mathematics across the country."


The Math Game was previously known as Who Wants to Be a Mathematician? The Math Game is hosted by the AMS Public Awareness Office. There are lots of fun prizes!


The Purple Comet! Math Meet is an online mathematics competition for middle and high school students around the world. In 2016, over 12,000 students from 59 countries participated in the competition.


The International Mathematical Kangaroo (Math Kangaroo for short) is an international competition for students in grades K12. Over 92 countries compete every year. The contest is design to test not just "pure knowledge of formulas", but "logical combination."


The International Trigonometry Challenge is an online competition designed to help participants "realize the beauty of trigonometry, feel the concepts and learn how to apply them." The challenge focuses not only on the "problems related to triangles on paper," but on the "the application of trigonometry to solve real life problems."


The Tournament of Towns is an international mathematics competition for students around the world. The program helps students "develop qualities necessary for scientific research." Students from over 25 different countries of Europe, Asia, South and North America, and Australia participate every year.
SCIENCE COMPETITIONS


The International Science & Engineering Fair is one of the most wellknown science fairs, with ~1800 participants from all over the world. Every year, the fair offers scholarships, grants, internships, and field trips as prizes. There is a $75,000 scholarship (Gordon E. Moore Award) and two $50,000 college scholarships (Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award) awarded annually.


The middle school version of ISEF. Students are able to compete if recognized by their regional fair. From there, the top three hundred people are declared semifinalists and the top 30 are finalists.


The Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a science fair held jointly by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force. 230 students are invited to the national competition, by way of their state delegation, where they have the chance to present their projects to top scientists from the U.S. Military and Department of Defense.


This is a program for high school students who are interested in working on a specific research project, and are looking for guidance in the early stages of their work. Selected finalists travel to MIT where they meet professors who work in their field and get weekly mentorship meetings with the THINK team of MIT undergraduate students. Finalists also receive up to $1,000 in funding for their projects.


The Davidson Fellowship has different categories, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Humanities (Literature, Music, and Philosophy). Davidson Fellows receive $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 scholarships. Each category requires students to submit a significant piece of work/project. For the STEM categories, students submit a research project.


The United States Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a physics competition for high school students hosted by the American Institute of Physics and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) to select students to attend the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). Approximately 6,000 students participate in the F=ma exam every year.


The USA Computing Olympiad is an online competition where students compete to solve problems using computer science. There are four divisions: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Approximately 5,000 students compete in the USACO US Open ever year. Students who excel in the contest have the chance to qualify for the USA training camp, where they will have the opportunity to qualify for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).


The USA Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) is a chemistry competition for high school students sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Every year, nearly 16,000 students participate in their local chemistry olympiad competitions. Students who excel in the chemistry olympiad have the chance to qualify for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).


The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) is a biology competition for high school students administered by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). Every year, nearly 10,000 students participate in biology olympiad competitions nationally. Students who excel in the olympiad have the chance to qualify for the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).


The North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition (NACLO) is a linguistics competition for high school students. Over 1,700 students participate annually. Students who excel in the olympiad have the chance to qualify for the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL).


The American Computer Science League (ACSL) organizes programming competitions for elementary, middle, and high school students. Every year, over 300 teams from around the world participate in these competitions.


The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization consisting of 250,000+ members. Every year, TSA holds a national conference where students from around the nation come together to compete in events. The conference is a great opportunity to meet other students passionate about technology!


The Congressional App Challenge is hosted by the United States House of Representatives. Districts from across the nation host the challenge. The challenge is a great way for students to learn how to develop mobile applications. For those of you who have already built a mobile application in the past, we highly encourage you to submit it to the challenge!


The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors female, genderqueer, and nonbinary students in high school for their accomplishments in computer science.