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.
(Photo from the 2010 festival.)
In addition to conducting Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2012 festival, the AMS will also host a booth featuring a hands-on activity involving mathematics.
See highlights of the hands-on activity "Gyrangle" at the AMS booth at the 2010 festival and from the most recent Who Wants to Be a Mathematician in Washington.
(Photo by E. David Luria.)