Wisconsin Mathematics, Engineering and Science Talent Search
This site provides information about the Mathematics Talent Search at UW-Madison, sponsored by the Mathematics Department. Every year, five sets of five math problems are created and distributed to high schools and middle schools throughout the world, especially in Wisconsin. The talent search calls for ingenuity, insight, creativity, the willingness to experiment and persistence. It helps students develop the mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills that are necessary for engineering, physics, chemistry and other sciences. Students with top scores are eligible to compete for the Van Vleck Scholarship (UW-Madison), which pays $6,000 a year for four years.