Other Contests

International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Since 1950, Society for Science & the Public has provided a stage for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's premier STEM competition. Each year, millions of the best and brightest students from around the globe compete in science fairs and vie for the 1,800 spots and $5 million in prizes at the ISEF. The upcoming ISEF will take place from May 10 - 15, 2020 in Anaheim, California. For more information, please visit the ISEF homepage.

The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation often include mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation. Drs. Terry Herdman and Tom Tosch judged submissions on behalf of Mu Alpha Theta at the 2019 ISEF. From left to right: Dr. Tom Tosch (Judge); Alexander Zhang, Second Award of $1,000; Siddarth Ijju, Second Award of $1,000; Anne DeForge, First Award of $1,500; AnaMaria Perez, First Award of $1,500; and Rinni Bhansali, Second Award of $1,000.

MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3C)

Provided by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the M3 Challenge is an annual competition open to 11th and 12th graders from anywhere in the United States in which participants use mathematical modeling to tackle real-world social problems. For 2019, the contest theme is: "One is Too Many and a Thousand Not Enough: Substance use and abuse." The competition takes place over Challenge weekend from February 28 - March 2, 2020, in one continuous 14-hour work period selected by the team. Registration opens November 2019 and runs until February 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST. For more information, please visit the M3C homepage.

ARML Power Contest

The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) offers a two-test Power Contest to be worked on by a team at the students' high school. The Power Contest provides a group problem solving situation similar to the power question found at the annual ARML competition. The 2019-2020 ARML Power Contest windows are October 26 - November 10, 2019 and Feburary 22 - March 9, 2020. For questions or additional information, please visit the ARML Power Contest homepage.


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