Ohio Mathematics Contest

2016 Ohio Mathematics Contest

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Wright State University

When registering online you will need to select Dayton-OH to participate in the contest held at WSU. Registrations for Ohio (Columbus) or Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati) are not transferable from those locations.

Contest Overview

The annual Ohio Mathematics Contest (OMC) is for upper elementary, middle, and high school students in grades 4 through 11. It is organized by the Dayton Branch of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and supported by the Office of the President at Wright State University. The OMC is also sponsored by WSU Provost's Office, the College Science & Mathematics Dean's Office at Wright State, the Asian American Council of Dayton, the Ohio-Southwest Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Hospice of Dayton as well as various minority-community organizations in the Ohio Valley region (including the Greater Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton areas.) The purpose of the contest is to stimulate interest in mathematics and physics among upper elementary, middle, and high school students and to recognize those who exhibit exceptional talents in mathematical skills. The organizers and sponsors ask teachers and parents to strongly encourage their students and children in grades 4 through 11 to enter this contest.

The contest is part of the annual KSEA National Science and Mathematics Contest and entrants may participate in mathematics, physics or both. The contests consist of taking grade specific examinations. Entrants will need to bring a pencil with an eraser. Calculators are not permitted.

Contest Details

Entry Fee: $20.00 for Math only, $20.00 for Physics only, or $30.00 for both if pre-registering by April 2, 2016.
                     $30.00 for Math only, $30.00 for Physics only, or $50.00 for both if registering after April 2, 2016 or on-site the day of the contest.

Entry fees are not refundable.

Payment Methods: Credit Card if registering online; Check or Money Order Payable to KSEA-Dayton if registering by mail.

2016 Awards & Scholarships:

All entrants will receive participation certificates.

Cash Prizes: Grades 4–8: 1st place, $100; 2nd Place, $75;3rd place, $50

                      Grades 9–11: 1st place, $150; 2nd place, $100; 3rd place, $50

Scholarships: The top three winners in grades 9, 10, and 11 will receive the following scholarships: 1st place, $2,500; 2nd place, $1000; 3rd place, $500. 

The scholarships are applied to undergraduate tuition at Wright State University and are renewable for up to four years if recipients maintain good academic standing. Students may win in multiple years and accumulate the scholarship amounts.

The Day of the Contest

If the Physics exam is not chosen, please check in by 1:20 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2015 in the foyer of Oelman Hall (OH Building) at Wright State University. Entrants taking the physics test will receive information about their start time after registering. Please arrive on time. The contest orientation for parents and entrants will begin promptly at 1:30 pm with the exams beginning at 2:00 pm and lasting up-to one and a half hours.  The contest winners will be announced and awards presented at the award ceremony (at 5:00 pm) on the same day. All participants will receive a certificate, and should be present to receive the certificate (and awards if they are winners).

After taking the exam all entrants will receive a boxed lunch and drink and will be able to participate in several activities and presentations before the award ceremony. Presentations for parents will be held while the entrants take the exams.

Directions to Wright State University can be found online at http://www.wright.edu/university-maps/campus-maps
Additional information can be found at http://iis.stat.wright.edu/OMC