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.
Samuel Goodman won the 2018 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship.
(Photos by Kate Awtrey, Atlanta Convention Photography. Left to right: Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Samuel, AMS President Kenneth Ribet, AMS Past President Robert Bryant, AMS Executive Director Catherine Roberts, Samuel, and Ken Ribet.)