STEM contests for kids: Who Wants to be a Mathematician 2012

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Who Wants to be a Mathematician?

For: High school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia are eligible to participate.

Prizes:  Top prize is $3000.

When/Where: in conjunction with the USA Science & Engineering Festival, weekend of April 28, 2012, in Washington, DC.  Sponsored by the American Mathematical Society.

How to participate:  Teachers from the listed states and DC will administer the qualifying tests to their students and return to the AMS Public Awareness Office by March 28, 2012. To obtain the tests, teachers should email the AMS Public Awareness Office: paoffice at ams dot org with the subject line WWTBAM USASEF. In the email, include your name, school, phone number, and subjects taught (in the 2011-12 year).

Nationwide event:  AMS also sponsors a national Who Wants to be a Mathematician? event.  The 2012 contest is this Friday, Jan. 6, in Boston, and you can watch it live via streaming video by visiting the website link.  Top prize for this event is $5000.  Entry for this event closed in October but remember to enter next year; contestants are initially selected by qualifying test.

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