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The National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician
Vivek Miglani won the 2014 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. Vivek is pictured above accepting the trophy from AMS President David Vogan. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker.)
The 10 semifinalists for the 2014 national contest, which took place on January 16 in Baltimore at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings, are:
More than 2000 students participated. This year most students took the qualifying tests online thanks to our sponsor Maplesoft and its online testing system Maple T.A. See the Round Two test with answers and the Round One test with answers.
The top prize in the contest is $5000 for the student and $5000 for the math department at his or her school. There is no fee to participate. Qualifying for the 2015 contest will be in early September (2014). Teachers who would like their students to participate should send an email to paoffice at ams dot org with the subject line National WWTBAM. Include in the email your name, school, and courses taught. Good luck to you and your students!
In addition to the cash prizes in the national contest, there are also prizes donated by: our technoloby sponsor Maplesoft Inc., Texas Instruments, John Wiley & Sons, and the AMS. The game is a program of the AMS Public Awareness Office and was developed by Mike Breen (AMS Public Awareness Officer) and Bill Butterworth (DePaul University ).
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