Below is the schedule for Math Prize 2017.
MIT Admissions Information Session: On Saturday, September 23, 2017 (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, we will arrange campus tours for contestants and parents. For those who arrive early, between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm, we will provide early check-in in the lobby of Building 26. Starting at 2 pm, get a photo taken with Tim the Beaver, MIT's mascot!
Games Night: On Saturday, September 23, 2017 (the evening before the contest), from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, we will host a Games Night for interested contestants and volunteers. (For lack of space, parents are unfortunately not invited.) We'll provide games, activities, and dessert. The location is the Student Center (Building W20), Mezzanine Lounge (3rd floor). Parents are asked to wait for their daughter in the seating area of the entrance/main floor of the Student Center.
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 24, 2017.
|8:00 am to 9:15 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 6 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||Awards Ceremony|
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 2:00 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. Dr. Angela Belcher, a Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science at MIT, will deliver a 30-minute keynote lecture on "Engineering Biology to Address Some of the World's Biggest Challenges Including Energy, the Environment, and Medicine". We will present trophies to the top 35 students.
2016 Olympiad Winners: A private awards ceremony and photograph session will be held in Kresge Auditorium (Building W16) at 1 pm. The 2016 Olympiad Winners will also be acknowledged at the 2017 Awards Ceremony immediately afterward.