The National Competion 2022

Female Role Models in STEM

The project you will spend the next two to three months creating and developing should be about your passion for math. Projects will be based on a social issue and mathematical concept(s). Please follow the steps below to build a successful project.

Your Project

Please make sure to register before entering the competition. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at info@missionmathminds.org, text, or call us at +1 (847)-851-4701.

1. Choosing a social issue to address

We provide a list of ten different social issues that can be addressed, but you have free range to choose a plausible societal problem you are interested in. It does not have to be listed by us.


(Examples List: climate change, gender inequality, healthcare availability, refugee crisis, racial discrimination, income gap, hunger and food insecurity, overpopulation, immigration stresses, bullying)

2. Selecting a Key Concept(s) to apply

Your project should show an application of your chosen Key Concept(s) because math is most powerful when applied to real-world situations. Again, we have provided a list of twenty different key concepts that you can apply, but you have free range to choose a concept that you are passionate about. Remember, showing an application of your Key Concept(s) and how math is the foundational concept is an important part of your project.


(Examples List: computer science, robotics, aerospace engineering, astronomy, biochemistry, electrical engineering, physics, psychology, statistics, mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, economics, genetics and DNA, political sciences, sociology, logic, finance, biomedical engineering)

3. Determining your Female Role Model

The theme of this year’s event is creating female role models. Your female role model should be someone you look up to, aspire to be, and be motivated by.

4. Completing the service requirements

You must complete a minimum of ten hours of community service within twelve months prior to submitting your project. The community service can be done at Mission:MathMinds or an outside non-profit organization (must be a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization). You will need the service completion certificate.

5. Building your project

It’s time to develop your project! Remember, you are solving real-world problems through your passion, have fun!

6. Writing your Technical Report

Your Technical Report is a well-written report describing your project in detail. The Technical Report is a large portion of your final score. This is your opportunity to tell your project’s story, the how, what, and why. Please follow the outline below when writing your Technical Report.

7. Project Highlights Video

You will need to create your Project Highlights Video. This video will show your project in action, hands-on. The point of this video is to show your project working well and accomplishing its intended goal. Your video should also summarize your Technical Report clearly and concisely. Your goal is to sell your project to us, almost like an interview! Talk about your experience with building the project and its impact on the community. The video itself will be a maximum of five minutes of content. Please upload your video to YouTube, under the "Public" setting and include the link to your video.


Remember, your video will account for a portion of your final score and we will be posting your Project Highlights Video on our Website and Social Media pages.

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