Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

It is great that the AMS is able to conduct this competition which values and encourages mathematical talent. While sports are usually celebrated, it is wonderful that students interested in mathematics can also be encouraged. I sincerely hope that many more students gain the opportunity to participate in this competition.


Who Wants to Be a Mathematician to be held at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival

USASEF logo Daniel Yang

2012 USASEF Who Wants to Be a Mathematician winner
Daniel Yang of Urbana High School (MD)
  • Who: High school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia are eligible to participate. The top prize is $3000.
  • What: America's math game at America's Science and Engineering Festival
  • When: Friday, April 25, noon to 1:00
  • Where: Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
  • How (do the contestants qualify): Contestants will be selected based on their scores on a qualifying test. Teachers from the above states and DC can request the test by emailing the AMS Public Awareness Office (paoffice at ams dot org) with the subject line USASEF. Qualifying tests must be returned by March 28, 2014.
  • Why: To reward some of the area's best math students and give festival attendees a chance to see them in action!

In addition to conducting Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2014 festival, the AMS will also host a booth featuring a hands-on activity involving mathematics.

See highlights of the 2012 activity and game as well as the hands-on activity "Gyrangle" at the AMS booth at the 2010 festival.

Find out about the national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.