Competition Goal

The Math and AI Girls Competition aims to encourage young girls to develop an interest in math and AI by taking part in STEM competitions at an early age. This competition also aims to encourage long-term planning of academic and career goals in STEM. The competition is open to middle school female students. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitudes, activities and aspirations in STEM. 

 

Eligibility 

  • US Citizen (including Green Card holders), currently residing in the US

  • Female middle schoolers (5th - 8th grade), enrolled in a school or homeschooled 

  • 15 years old or younger 

Prizes 

     

Competition Dates

  • Application open from March 19th to April 25th, 2021 (by 11:59pm EST) 

  • Winners will be announced in June 2021, during an online award ceremony 

 

 

Application format

  • Application is completely free of charge 

  • Applicants should first create an account on Submittable, an online application portal. Applicants can then apply online 

Application requirement 

  • Personal info including name, address, email, phone number, guardian information, school, grade and age. We ask that you provide a picture and a short bio, which we will post on the mathandai4girls.org website if you are chosen as an award recipient.  

  • A challenging problem set on Math and computer science/AI. 

    • Students will have to show their work and thought process. 

    • Work can be handwritten or typed. 

    • Work can be submitted in PDF or word format. 

    • We strongly encourage you to submit clean and organized work. Even if you cannot get to the answer, partial credit may be awarded for your ideas. 

  • Three short Essays: (300-400 words each)

    • Please describe your journey in STEM 

    • What do you hope to achieve in STEM going forward? 

    • How do you plan to give back to your community in STEM related ways? 

NOTE: THIS COMPETITION IS NOT TIMED. APPLICATIONS HAVE FROM NOW UNTIL APRIL 25TH TO COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION. YOU CAN SPEND AS MUCH TIME ON THE PROBLEM SET/ESSAYS AS YOU WOULD LIKE.


 

Judging criteria and scoring 

  • Your application will be assessed out of 100 points. Of those, 50% will be based on your challenge problem response, and the other 50% will be based on the three short essays. 

  • For the challenge problem set, each question carries the same weight (5 points), and in order to earn full credit, you need to provide the right answer and show your work in a logical and concise manner. 

  • For the essays we are looking for students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in STEM, and someone who wants to pursue STEM in their future academic and career choices


 

 

FAQ  

When can I apply? 

The application season starts March 19th 2021, and ends on April 25th, 2021

 

How will my application be scored? 

See judging criteria above 

 

Is my application free? 

Yes, application is completely free 

 

Do you require other information like a transcript or recommendation? 

No. The only information we ask are the responses to challenge problems and your essays, as well as a photo and a short bio. 

 

What happens if I do not have reliable internet access; can I submit the application offline? 

Yes, you may complete the application offline and mail in the application. Please contact us at mathandai4girls@yahoo.com for our mailing address. 

 

What can I use my award money for? 

You can use it to buy books, enroll in an online course, put it aside for college, or even buy a new toy! Basically, use the prize money to celebrate you and your accomplishments! 

 

What happens after I submit my application? 

  • Answers and explanations will be posted on mathanadAi4girls.org

  • Online award ceremony date (in June) will be announced in April after the application closes. The top 10 winners will be announced then at the ceremony

  • All winners will also be listed on this website

 

How will I receive my prize money and / or prizes? 

Once we announce the winners, we will mail you your prize money (as a check) and your award certificate / any prizes. We reserve the right to verify your identity. 


 

Contact info

  • Questions can be submitted within the Submittable application portal

  • Questions can also be emailed to mathandAI4girls@yahoo.com 

 

 

 

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