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 is a way of rewarding and recognizing outstanding high school students, who are as good in mathematics as some of their classmates are in football or basketball. Here's your chance to support these math stars and the game. (Corporations or foundations who would like to sponsor the game should contact the AMS Public Awareness Office at paoffice at ams dot org.)
Photos: Top: The 2013 national championship in San Diego, by Sandy Huffaker. Bottom: Left, action from the 2015 game in Rhode Island, by AMS Public Awareness Officer Annette Emerson; right, 2015 national champion Sam Korsky with 2015-17 AMS President Robert Bryant (left) and 2013 AMS President David Vogan (right).