Updates for the 2020 MIG Competition

Updates Timeline:

May 29th, 2020

We have posted a practice exam to help students familiarize themselves with the online testing system. Try it at mathinviteforgirls.com/practice.

April 26th, 2020

The competition date and the deadline for essay submissions are now June 6th, 2020. The registration deadline for the online competition is June 2nd.

April 5th, 2020

Acting out of concern for the health of our participants during this COVID-19 epidemic and on the basis of the CDC's recommendation that gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled, we have unfortunately decided to cancel the 2020 MIG main event, which was to be held at the University of Memphis on April 18th. We truly wish we did not have to make this decision and apologize to all contestants who were looking forward to this year's event.

The Online Competition

However, we will not allow this situation to stop of us from pursuing our goal, which has always been to promote STEM in the lives of young women. As a result, we've decided to move our competition online, where we hope your students will be able to encounter the same fun, thought-provoking problems they would've found at the annual event, but from the safety of their own homes.

The competition will take place on June 6th, 2020 at this link. More details on the exact time frame will be posted here later on. Only the individual round will be held this year.

We are still planning on holding the Oral Proof Round, though adjustments may be made to the format. More information on that will be released as we near the competition date.


To register, please visit this link. Teachers may register groups of students, and students may also register themselves. The deadline for registration is June 2nd, 2020.

Adjustments to the Essay Competition

Aside from our mathematical contests, our essay competition is still taking place. The deadline has been extended to June 6th. Students are invited to write a short essay to submit by the deadline.

The 2020 Essay Contest Topics are as follows:

  • Describe a STEM-related problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  • Imagine yourself as a future leader in a STEM field of your choice. What do you hope to explore and why?

Students only need to choose one of the given topics to write about for their short essay. The essay should be typed in 12-pt. legible font, double-spaced, and emailed to [email protected]. There is no word limit, but essays tend to be 1-2 pages long. Recognition will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners, alongside a select number of Honorable Mentions. To enter, please email the essay by the deadline of June 6th.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].


Thank you and please stay safe!

The MIG Team