The 10th Math Prize for Girls will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The detailed 2018 schedule is shown below.
MIT Admissions Information Session: On Saturday, September 22, 2018 (the day before the contest), from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, the MIT Admissions Office will hold an Information Session for interested contestants and their parents. The location is Room 26-100 (Building 26, 1st floor). At 4:30 pm, immediately after the information session, MIT will arrange campus tours for contestants and parents. For those who arrive early, between 2:00 pm and 3:15 pm, we will provide early check-in in the lobby of Building 26.
Games Night: On Saturday, September 22, 2018 (the evening before the contest), from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, we will host a Games Night for interested contestants and Math Prize alumnae volunteers. (For lack of space, parents are unfortunately not invited.) We'll provide games, activities, and dessert. The location is at MIT in Room 2-290 (Building 2, Room 290). Parents are asked to wait for their daughters elsewhere, for example in the Stratton Student Center (Building W20).
Parking: Because of other MIT events taking place that weekend, parking at or near MIT will be extremely limited. Consider public transportation instead. See MIT's list of parking facilities on or near campus.
Contest Day: The following is the schedule of events on contest day, Sunday, September 23, 2018.
|8:00 am to 9:00 am
Please do not arrive before 8:00 am
|Check in at the lobby of MIT's Building 26. (If you already checked in with us on Saturday, then check in will be a brief ID confirmation.)|
|9:15 am to 12 noon||Contest in Room 26-100 (Building 26, 1st floor).|
|8:30 am to 10:00 am||For parents and other guests, we have arranged a lounge area. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be served. The location is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20), La Sala de Puerto Rico (Second Floor). The street address is 84 Massachusetts Avenue.|
|10:00 am to 11:30 am||For parents and other guests, we have arranged a panel discussion with distinguished Math Prize alumnae. The location is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20), Mezzanine Lounge (Third Floor). The street address is 84 Massachusetts Avenue.|
|12:15 pm to 1:30 pm||Lunch for contestants and volunteers only (not for parents or coaches). The location is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20), La Sala de Puerto Rico (Second Floor).|
|2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Doors open at 1:30 pm
This year's ceremony will be held at MIT's Kresge Auditorium (Building W16). The address is 48 Massachusetts Avenue. Seating will take place between 1:30 and 1:45 pm. The MIT Muses will sing between 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm. The ceremony will begin with some brief speeches by distinguished guests. Associate Professor Moon Duchin, Tufts University, Department of Mathematics, will deliver a 30-minute keynote lecture on "Random walks in theory and practice". We will present trophies to the top 35 students.
2017 Olympiad Winners: A private awards ceremony and photograph session will be held in Kresge Auditorium (Building W16) at 1 pm. The 2017 Olympiad Winners will also be acknowledged at the 2018 Awards Ceremony immediately afterward.