MCCC has kicked off the first round of the 10th annual Student Mathematics League Competition.
The nation-wide competition, hosted by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, offers a winning prize of a $3,000 scholarship to be used at a 4-year transfer institution.
All students who have not yet received a two-year degree or higher are eligible to enter and students can still enter until Oct. 30.
The competition began in 1970 at Nassau Community College in New York and MCCC has participated since Fall semester of 2000. An MCCC student has finished as high as 3rd in the state.
The competition is split into two rounds, one in the Fall semester and the other in the Winter semester. The students with the best overall scores from both rounds will win the scholarship.
To enter, students may go to room 111 in the L Building at 10 a.m. on Friday Oct. 22. Students are given one hour of work time to complete 20 questions.
The work will be graded by a moderator and verified at the National level.
The MCCC Math and Science Society sponsors an additional award for the MCCC student who scores the highest overall. In the past, awards have been cash prizes of $200-$250.
The winners will be announced before the end of the Winter semester, and scores for the first round will be available in November.