# 2017 Festival: American Mathematical Society (AMS)

### American Mathematical Society (AMS)

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes the **American Mathematical Society** back to the 2017 National Math Festival!

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is an association of professional mathematicians who have been serving the national and international communities since the society was founded in 1888. Its goals are to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship and to educate through publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs that promote mathematical research. The society encourages and facilitates the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills, supports mathematical education at all levels, and advances the status of the profession by fostering an appreciation of the way mathematics connects to other disciplines and everyday life.

### Who Wants to Be a Mathematician?

In the American Mathematical Society contest Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, area high school students will compete by answering multiple choice mathematics questions in a competitive and entertaining quiz show format. The top prize is $3,000!