The CUNY Math Challenge seeks to identify and reward CUNY’s best math talent. If you know a matriculated CUNY undergraduate student who enjoys doing math problems, regardless of the student’s major, please share the following information about the CUNY Math Challenge with him/her.

Students are invited to compete for scholarship/fellowship awards ranging from $100 to $1,000.

Here’s how it works: Registration is open now for the first round, which will take place online. Students must register by Wednesday, Mar. 21. The contest begins at 9:00am on Monday, Mar. 12 and will be open until Sunday, Mar. 25. Problems range in difficulty from “not easy” to “pretty tough.” Knowledge of advanced mathematics is not needed.

Students with the best scores in the first round will be invited to attend the final round, an in-person exam to be administered on Sunday, Apr. 15 from 10:00am to noon at Baruch College. Approximately 30 qualifying students will compete in this round. Invitations will be sent via email. This round determines the winners, who will be notified by email. A celebration for the winners will take place in mid-May. Winners will receive a stipend worth between $100 and a top prize of $1,000. Up to $6,000 will be awarded to the winners.

Students must register online by March 21.

The CUNY Math Challengeis sponsored by the Office of Executive Vice Chancellor and the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD), and is supported by the Office of the Chancellor.